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Terrapin Beer Co. began as a daydream...


...between founders John Cochran and Spike Buckowski, who met while working for a microbrewery in Atlanta.

The two recognized that they had something to contribute to the brewing industry in the Southeast, and began crafting recipes. In April of 2002, Rye Pale Ale made its first appearance in Athens, GA. Only a short six months later, Rye made it to Denver for GABF, where John and Spike took home a Gold Medal for the beer in the American Pale Ale Category.

What started as two guys and a 25 barrel brewhouse has grown into what is affectionately known as the Terrapin Tribe. The Tribe starts with our employees, our distributor partners, the folks that sell our beer, and of course, each and every person that has supported Terrapin’s growth as a brewery by drinking our beers!

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