Terrapin Beer Co. is open to the public for tastings every Wednesday through Sunday. Hours of operation vary by day (see below). No reservations needed! During the Terrapin Tour guests will enjoy Athens’ freshest brews, live music, a family- and pet-friendly environment (pets must remain on a leash and remain outdoors), good people, and educational tours led by our knowledgeable Brewery Ambassadors. We have both an indoor tasting room and a big backyard so guests are sure to find their perfect atmosphere.
In the name of safety for both our guests and our production employees, we’re not always able to lead a guided tour through the brewing facility. However, we do ask that visitors wishing to take the guided tour please wear closed-toe shoes. Due to safety regulations, we can’t allow folks with sandals/heels/flip-flops into our production area; sorry! Ear and eye protection will be provided. Our staff is happy to answer any questions you may have.
Wednesday & Thursday: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Friday & Saturday: 1:00 – 7:30 pm
Sunday: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Make your tour experience even more memorable! We tap a unique cask every Wednesday and offer special flights for our early afternoon tours on Friday and Saturday!
Last call at bar: 15 minutes prior to closing
Last pour at bar: Closing time sharp
Last call for picking up souvenir packaged beer: 30 minutes after the bar closes!
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When are you open to the public for tours?
Terrapin is open to the public for tours Wednesdays & Thursdays from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Fridays & Saturdays from 1:00 – 7:30 pm, and Sundays from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. As we don’t have full-time tour staff, tours outside of the listed hours must be scheduled in advance with our event manager. For private tour/event information, please click here.
How much does it cost to take the tour?
Our regular tasting tour starts at $12 and includes a souvenir pint glass and 36 oz. of beer samples here at the brewery. We change our glassware often and always have a variety of glasses to choose from. At times, we may have special tasting room events that change the tour package and price. Please call ahead to check which tour we’ll be offering that day.
As always, there is no cover charge. Visitors who don’t wish to sample are welcome free-of-charge.
What forms of payment do you accept in your gift shop?
We accept cash, and all major debit/credit cards. Unfortunately, we can not accept personal checks. We do offer cash-back at the register so you can take care of the bartender!
Do we need reservations?
Nope! On Tour days, doors open 15 minutes before start time. Please be aware that Friday and Saturday nights are generally the busiest nights, especially on UGA home game weekends. We have a tour attendance cap of 800 guests, so please anticipate a crowd on these traditionally busy nights and arrive early!
How much can I sample? Can I purchase additional samples or buy beer to take home?
Once you have your ID verified at the door, you can purchase the tour option that’s right for you at the front counter. If you’re enjoying samples at the brewery you’ll also receive the free souvenir glass and 6 tasting tickets. You can redeem each ticket for 6 oz. pour, or double up for a 12 oz. pour. Unfortunately, due to state laws, each tour customer can only enjoy up to 36 oz on site; no more tickets or tours may be purchased.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes! You can bring your dog, but for the safety of both your furry friend and our patrons, we ask that dogs stay on a leash. We can’t predict how a pup will feel about our crowd, noise, or other canine guests. We also ask that you please clean up any… ahem, ‘messes’. We do have baggies available on-site. Be aware that as we are a beverage production facility, dogs are not allowed inside regardless of outdoor weather conditions.
Can I bring my kids?
Yes! We are an all-ages facility. Of course, only those who are 21-over are permitted to sample.
Do you have food or other drinks besides beer?
Terrapin doesn’t have food for sale, however, we do have the occasional food truck that stops by! You are also welcome to make good use of our picnic tables by bringing in food and any non-alcoholic drinks you want to enjoy. We have water coolers available (and a few extra dog bowls, too!). By law, no outside alcohol is permitted on Terrapin Beer Co. property.
What’s the space like? Is there seating? Is there shade? Inside or out?
We have a large outdoor area with multiple serving stations and an indoor tasting room. Our big yard is perfect for a game of frisbee or cornhole with your friends on summer days! We have picnic tables and some individual chairs and tables available on a first-come/first-serve basis: blankets and camping chairs are encouraged! Do keep in mind that our outdoor space is grass and gravel; wear comfy shoes that are good on uneven surfaces!
Anything else I should know?
We are a working brewery, and we must consider the safety of both our employees and our patrons. At times, our production line is running during tour times. This means that there may be wet floors, forklifts moving pallets, the possibility of broken glass, and cleaning chemicals being used. To ensure that everyone has fun and leaves happy, we must require certain safety measures when in specific areas of the brewery. Closed-toe, comfortable shoes are recommended (and required for guided tours through our production facility). We will provide safety glasses and earplugs, if necessary. Thanks for your understanding!
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