Having started as a humble venture between two friends, Terrapin has since grown into a major operation—with 30,000 visitors showing up each year to savor samples at the Athens taproom. With new investments driving further expansion, Terrapin’s future looks bright as it hires new employees, enters new markets, and gains more loyal patrons for the brand.
Founded in 2002 by two beer lovers—John Cochran and Spike Buchowski—who were working at a micro-brewery in Atlanta, Terrapin has since become synonymous with experimental creative trends in the American beer scene—initially gaining traction and investor interest after its Rye Pale Ale was awarded the American Pale Ale Gold at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver.
“I’ve been in manufacturing and warehousing for over 15 years, and Terrapin has the best culture—family-friendly, fun, and caring. People really love to come to work, and it’s not just for the great beer.”
“We’re big supporters of the environment and just love to be outdoors together—from rafting trips and cycling to amazing barbecues and local events.”