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Come See our Home in Athens, GA!

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 atmosphere (pets must remain on a leash and remain outdoors), good people, and educational talks led by our knowledgeable Brewery Ambassadors. We have both an indoor tasting room and a big backyard for guests to find their perfect atmosphere.

In the name of safety for both our guest 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 knowledgeable staff is happy to answer any questions you may have.

Tour Hours

Wednesday & Thursday: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:30 – 7:30 pm
Sunday: 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Last Call For…

Tasting cups: 30 minutes prior to closing
Last call at bar: 15 minutes prior to closing
Last pour at bar: Closing time sharp!

Tour FAQ

Here are some answers to some commonly asked questions.  Don’t see your question answered? Contact us here or email us at info@terrapinbeer.com.

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 4:30 – 7:30 pm, and Sundays from 1:30 – 3:30 pm.  As we don’t have a traditional tasting room or full-time tour staff, tours outside of the listed hours must be scheduled in advance with our event coordinator. For private tour/event information, please click here.

How much does it cost to take the tour?

The tour/tasting is free! However, we do offer souvenir pint glasses (yours to keep!) that can be used for tasting. Pint glasses start at $10, or upgrade to a specialty glass for $12!

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’ll visit the cashier to get either our souvenir pint glass or a disposable sample cup. You’ll get a wristband printed with the numbers 1-8; each number is redeemable for a 4 oz. sample pour, and will be crossed off by the bartender each time you visit the pouring station. Unfortunately, due to state laws, additional wristbands and bottled beer/filled growlers are not available for purchase.

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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?  

We don’t have food for sale, but you’re more than welcome to bring food or non-alcoholic beverages. We have water coolers available for you/your dog’s hydration needs. By law, no outside alcohol is permitted on Terrapin Beer Co. property. Check out our Events Calendar to see who may be visiting during your trip to the brewery.

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’re 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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Terrapin Beer Co. 265 Newton Bridge Road, Athens Ga 30607

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