Sep 11, 2021
A few years ago the Braves made a controversial move to Cobb County, GA... but that's a story for another time. Attached to the ballpark is The Battery. A live-work-play complex with restaurants and shops and condos, and the Terrapin Atlanta Taproom.
Terrapin's Taproom sits just beside the main gate to the Brave's stadium. You can even get a beer from the taproom from inside the park. (Pro tip, they're cheaper than the ballpark beers.) Along with the beers they also serve up Fox Bros BBQ, some of the best in Atlanta.
Commercial Operations Manager Mark Crouch hosted us at the taproom. He fed us all kinds of great BBQ and let us sample all the new beers, then we recorded a show. I think we should have done that the other way around.
Mark is one of my favorite people in the beer industry. Always smiling and friendly, just one of those people that makes feel happy to be seen. He's a corporate man from Miller, and then their craft division Tenth & Blake, but we don't hold that against him. He's got passion for the community and for making great, small batch beers, and that's really what it's all about.
The Terrapin Taproom is also known as the ATL Brew Lab. The testing grounds for rookie beers before they get called up to The Show at Terrapin's production brewery in Athens. When you visit the taproom you'll always find a great selection of lagers plus IPA, stout, some sours, and everything else. When we visited they'd just put on a fantastic Kellerpils, and tapped their Festbier just as we arrived.
You might even catch a beer from some Braves players. Terrapin collaborated with Chipper Jones for CJ10 Kolsch and Jeff Francouer for Frenchy's Blues, a blueberry Berliner-Weisse made with blueberries from Francouer's farm. Neat.
If you're taking a trip to a Braves game make sure to put the Terrapin Taproom on your list. Even if you aren't going to a Braves game put them on your list, the taproom is open year round serving up great beer and tasty BBQ.