Special Alert

Craft Breweries

We can’t begin to tell you how excited we are about the growing Athens craft beer scene! Head to Athens GA and learn how award-winning brews are crafted at one of Athens’ local breweries.  You’ll soon discover that each Athens brewery has its own style, in both setting and beer. What you’ll find at all of them:  a comfortable, approachable brewery with folks who are passionate about beer. Ask them any and all questions- they’d love to tell you more! As with most spots in Athens, odds are you’ll find live music along with great beer.

Athens GA's Craft Beer Scene

Terrapin Beer Company first burst onto the scene in 2002 when their Rye Pale Ale won a Gold Medal at the American Beer Festival in Denver.  Brian “Spike” Buckowski and John Cochran’s dream to open their own brewery came true in 2008, ushering in a whole new era for Athens beer lovers.  Stop by for a tour, beer tastings, and live music. Sample the original Pale Ale or check out their amazing seasonal brews and Side Project specials. Pumpkinfest or Moo Hoo Chocolate Stout, Anyone?

Creature Comforts Brewing Company joined the Athens brewing community in spring 2014, right in downtown Athens in an expertly-renovated tire plant. Creature Comforts offers a range of styles, including IPA, pilsner, and their award-winning Berliner Weisse, Athena. 

Southern Brewing Company is the latest Athens craft brewery to open in the spring of 2015. They've jumped right in with tasty beer plus fun games. 

Brewery Tours and Tap Rooms