Terrapin Beer Co. is open to the public for tastings every Wednesday through Saturday from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. No reservations needed! During the two-hour 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 tour staff. We do have a small non-climate-controlled indoor space; however, our 2-acre backyard is the more popular hangout. Guests are encouraged to come prepared to hang out outside.
We’re in the process of an ongoing expansion project (so we can brew more beer for you!); this has made our production facility a little tight on space. In the event our tour staff is able to lead guided tours through production facility, we ask that visitors wear close-toed shoes for safety. Ear and eye protection will be provided. Our knowledgeable staff is happy to answer any questions you may have.
Tasting cups: 7:00 pm
Last call at bar: 7:15 pm
Last pour at bar: 7:30 pm sharp!
Here are some answers to some commonly asked questions. Don’t see your question answered? Contact us here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When are you open to the public for tours?
Terrapin is open to the public for tours Wed-Sat from 5:30 pm – 7:30 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 at 5:15 pm. 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. For the souvenir glass, 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. Guests using the free disposable sampling cup will have 8 tickets (rather than a wristband), each also redeemable for a 4 oz. pour. Unfortunately, due to state laws, additional tickets/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 and that you please clean up any, ahem, ‘messes’. We do have baggies available on-site. Also, 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 do have a soda vending machine and water coolers available. By law, no outside alcohol is permitted on Terrapin Beer Co. property. During certain events, there may be a local food vendor on premise cookin’ up the good stuff. Check out our Events Calendar to see who may visiting during your trip to the brewery.
What’s the space like? Is there seating? Is there shade? Inside or out?
We have both an indoor and an outdoor area. Each have two serving stations. Our big outdoor yard is perfect for a game of frisbee or cornhole with your friends on summer days! Keep in mind that our indoor area is part of our warehouse and is not climate-controlled; additionally, our inside space is small and may fill up quickly- please come prepared for outdoor weather. We have picnic tables and some individual chairs and tables available on a first-come/first-serve basis: blankets and camping chairs are encouraged!
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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