Meet the brewery

A small five-barrel pilot system located inside Truist Park, The Terrapin Brewery Atlanta serves as the research and development facility for Terrapin Beer Co.’s main production brewery in Athens, GA. We’re continuously concocting new and exciting beers for thirsty Braves fans, Atlanta residents, and visitors to the city — including Los Bravos Mexican Lager, High & Hazy IPA, Frenchy’s Blues Blueberry Berliner Weiss, and many other original brews.

Terrapin Taproom Brewers

Mark Crouch, Operations Manager

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Mark’s career in beer started in 2006 with Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he held various positions in Sales and Brewing Education. Mark is one of our original team members, joining the Terrapin Brewery Atlanta when we opened our doors at Truist Park in 2017. His favorite beer style is German pilsner.

Chad Martin, Lead Brewer

Chad started homebrewing while attending Auburn University. After graduating with a degree in horticulture, he began his career in brewing at Sweetwater in Atlanta as a brewer/cellarman. Chad is one of the original members of the Terrapin Atlanta team and helped commission the brewery in 2017 before working his way up to his current position. Chad’s favorite beer style is IPA.

Seb Winkler, Production Brewer

Born and raised in Villa Rica, Seb fell in love with beer (especially Terrapin brews) at the University of Georgia before pursuing further education at BrewLab in the UK. He returned to the US and got his start at Wild Heaven in Decatur prior to honing his craft at Reformation Brewery in Canton and Woodstock and then joining Terrapin at Truist Park. Seb enjoys playing guitar and can be found at The Battery on sunny weekends, cheering on the Braves with his wife and daughters.

Spike Buckowski, Founder, Terrapin Beer Co

Spike Buckowski and partner John Cochran met in 1998 while working at Atlanta Brewing Company, launching Terrapin in 2002. Soon after, Terrapin earned a gold medal at the 2002 Great American Beer Festival when its rye pale ale beat out 92 other beers as the country’s best American pale ale. More than 20 years later, the brewery is going strong, with distribution in 16 states and Puerto Rico. Spike is a graduate of the American Brewers Guild and a self-described Deadhead, having named the brewery after his favorite Grateful Dead album, Terrapin Station.