Spike Brewing Reunion Ale with Shmaltz
To kick off our introduction to the Terrapin Tribe, we thought it was appropriate to start with the man who started it all: Brian “Spike” Buckowski!
Spike and John Cochran met while working at an Atlanta brewery, and started dreaming up their own venture. Their first beer, Rye Pale Ale, took home gold at GABF their first year (2002) which helped to bolster Terrapin’s growth in Athens and throughout Georgia!
What’s your favorite beer style? Pilsner. (Have you had our Sound Czech?)
What advice would you give someone looking to get into the craft beer industry? Make sure you love it!
Spike at Hop School in 2012
If you could visit any brewery in the world, which one would it be? Brouwerij Bosteels
What’s your favorite piece of equipment at Terrapin? The canning line.
What is your favorite thing about working at Terrapin? Developing the recipes.
If you weren’t working in the beer industry, what would you be doing? Playing drums in a rock band.
What’s your favorite drink other than beer? The house drink at the Manhattan Cafe