Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Beer CompanyTerrapin Beer Company
Terrapin Beer CompanyTerrapin Beer Company
Brewery, Bar

265 Newton Bridge Rd.
Athens, Georgia, 30607
United States

(706) 549-3377 | map
terrapinbeer.com

Notes: OWNED BY MILLERCOORS
BEER STATS
Average:
3.93
Beers:
70
Reviews:
5,534
Ratings:
22,634
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.16
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
108
pDev:
14.9%
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Reviews by Djm04f:
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Djm04f from Florida

3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Another stop on the great Georgia Beer Tour. $10 or $12 for a pint glass and a wristband for 8 4oz pours. Glasses were either Maggie's Peach, Liquid Bliss, and Rye Pale Ale. Again, Georgia's BS brewery laws strike again.

Atmosphere: Good, I wish they had an indoor tasting room, and that's my only gripe. Gift shop had a clearance sale going on, and my girlfriend and I each picked up a T-shirt for $9 each. Back to the seating area. They basically have a big open field with picnic tables and other seating available. The beer is served from a hut on the side of the building. Also, be prepared to use the Port O Potties. Tour was good, first time I had ever been in a working brewery, most times I have been it has been after hours, or a during a slow period. Terrapin is loud and you actually get to see the brewers work. Also, WEAR CLOSED TOED SHOES, or they will make you wear big goofy work boots, and people like me will laugh at you.

Quality: Terrapin makes a good lineup of some pretty good beers. Had the Liquid Bliss Peanut Butter Porter(awesome), Hi-5 IPA(very good), Tangerine Dreamsicle IPA (awesome) Golden Ale (okay), Guano Loco (Awesome), Recreationale Session IPA (good), and Hopzilla (awesome). Wish I had gone Thursday, as that seems to be cask night.

Service: Wasn't busy, so it was very easy to get a beer. Staff was friendly and helpful. I would probably expect long lines on UGA home game weekends, as there is only one bar for beer.

Overall, Terrapin is a good brewery, and well worth checking out if you're in Athens or want to make the 85 minute trip from Atlanta.

Update: 12/26/14: went back to the brewery to check out the new tasting room. Very well done, four tap station with 8 beers apiece. Selection was good, Hopsecutioner, Wake N Bake, Hopzilla, Rye Cubed, Recreationale, Moohoochiato, Hi-5, and some others I forgot. Again, Georgia hasn't broken into the 21st century, so the brewery still does $10 for a pint glass (got a cool UGA themed one) and a wristband for pours. Service was good, with ONE exception: our tour guide was a tool. We get it, you won the company home brew contest, and that's great, but putting down the other brewers and hyping up your beer as the greatest stuff ever is obnoxious. Newsflash: it wasn't anything special. Anyways, Terrapin is great, love the new tap room. I also wish they'd send some damn French Toasted WnB to Florida...

Aug 01, 2014
More User Reviews:
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andypeters1971 from Georgia

2.56/5  rDev -38.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2

Jul 22, 2019
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hoppyCG from Georgia

4.73/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Jun 28, 2019
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Jun 22, 2019
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jacobk1997 from Georgia

4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

May 18, 2019
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jmc65267 from Georgia

4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Dec 17, 2018
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Rooster024 from Delaware

2.75/5  rDev -33.9%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2.75

What can i say... I love Rye Beers.
But this one, definitely best Buzz.
Never got sick or a hang over, Drink till pass out feel great next day.
Like to know what my southern friends putting in that Rye :)

Sep 03, 2018
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runwild99 from Minnesota

3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Aug 10, 2018
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Sliceman from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

May 28, 2018
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TheRock7755 from Georgia

4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

May 17, 2018
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larryarms847 from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Love the brewery, the taproom area is a bit small, but the outdoor "picnic" area is fantastic with plenty of benches to socialize and live music on certain days.

Most of the options are just average, but some of them are outstanding.

Can't really complain about the service.

There's definitely quite a bit to choose from!

Apr 22, 2018
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JES2342 from Georgia

4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Mar 16, 2018
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HotOpinions from Tennessee

5/5  rDev +20.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The best brewery I've ever been to. A lot of memories with this place, being a college- age kid hanging out with friends here. Lots of live music, fantastic service with a zig zag bar meant purely for serving so as to keep wait time short, and a large outdoor area that is pet-friendly and a great place to hang out in the sun. They also do tours of the brewery which are very entertaining and informative. A must-see when visiting Athens.

Feb 27, 2018
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ldhughes0307 from Georgia

4.16/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Feb 17, 2018
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JasonLWest from Georgia

3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Dec 30, 2017
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heddar33 from Pennsylvania

3.51/5  rDev -15.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Dec 14, 2017
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Brycecycle from Georgia

3.08/5  rDev -26%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 5 | selection: 2.25

Oct 09, 2017
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West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

3.57/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Aug 21, 2017
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Zekenyce from New Jersey

3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Jun 25, 2017
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Annie-Vogel from Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

May 29, 2017
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TH28 from Florida

4.26/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Apr 07, 2017
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CollinaTiger from South Carolina

4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

As expected, crowded on a Saturday...this was almost exclusively a college-aged crowd.
Good live music playing in the corner.
I liked the "floating taps" and zig-zag shaped bar and this seems to move the beer line quicker as bar is designed for pouring and not hanging out.
I had the Hopsecutioner (excellent) and Hi-5 (good).

Feb 21, 2017
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MTKATL from Georgia

5/5  rDev +20.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Dec 11, 2016
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craft_shannie from Indiana

3.23/5  rDev -22.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Sep 11, 2016
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Hayden34 from Georgia

4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I visited both Terrapin and Creature Comforts on the same day. I'll admit I was expecting Creature Comforts to blow Terrapin away but surprisingly the exact opposite was true. The selection, the service, and the overall vibe was much better at Terrapin. I would definitely visit again.

Jul 05, 2016
Terrapin Beer Company in Athens, GA
Brewery rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 22634 ratings