Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Review--Terrapin Beer Company
The crowd from the summer
Somehow, even though we've lived near Athens for 5 years, we only made our first trip to Terrapin Beer Company almost a year ago to the day. Why did we wait so long??  Of course we've been back regularly since, with our latest visit just before our Asheville Beer Trip. Terrapin is located at 265 Newton Bridge Road in a large white warehouse that was formerly a designer jeans factory. They have tours Wednesday through Saturday from 5:30-7:30. Once you're inside the gift shop (with everything Terrapin you could possibly imagine!), purchase a pint glass for $10 and you'll receive admission, the glass, eight 4-ounce sample tickets and a tour. Once inside the warehouse there's a bar, tables and a small area for live music. Terrapin always has a musical act and they have a stage outside for events once the weather warms. While we have yet to meet the elusive Brewmaster Spike Buckowski or President John Cochran, we've been lucky enough to have met Jason Kallini the Tour and Events Manager and merchandising guru. On our last visit, they had a fantastic tap line up including Big Daddy Vlady, Depth Charge, Hoptaneous Combustion, Moo-Hoo and the usual suspects. Jason led the most informative tour we've been on at Terrapin and spent time talking to us about Terrapin's plans for 2011. If you're near or in Athens you have to make the time to visit Terrapin and try some of the best beers the Southeast has to offer! Now, if we could only track down Spike...
Spreading the Craft Beer Gospel and Jason Kallini

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