Two of Georgia’s most recognizable handcrafted producers establish ties for future
THOMASVILLE, GA (03/28/12) – Sweet Grass Dairy, one of the nation’s premier family-owned handcrafted cheesemakers and Terrapin Beer Company, one the country’s finest awarding winning micro breweries, are excited to announce a new partnership linking two of Georgia’s fastest growing small businesses.
“Cheese and beer share a fundamental history, and as both companies are craft producers here in Georgia, it feels very natural for us to come together collaboratively,” said Terrapin Founder/President John Cochran.
Sweet Grass Dairy owners Jeremy and Jessica Little wholeheartedly agree.
“This is as exciting as it gets for us as a cheesemakers,” said the Littles. “Everyone at Terrapin is dedicated and focused on making the quality products without compromising. We think that’s why this a perfect collaboration.”
To kick off the new alliance, a ‘Terrapin Takeover’ is planned at Sweet Grass Dairy’s Cheese Shop in downtown Thomasville for Saturday, April 21. The event will feature several unique Terrapin brews and door prizes.
“We’re excited to share with folks how well the amazing cheeses at Sweet Grass can work with our beers,” said Cochran. “Much like with wine, it’s a very traditional pairing that goes way back.”
Over the last several months, owners and employees from both companies forged friendships while working together to create special cheeses for local distribution only. In the near future, SGD anticipates using select Terrapin brews for special beer washed cheeses.
“This was an opportunity we could not pass up,” said the Littles. “We have one of the best breweries in the nation right in our backyard. It just makes sense. Plus, this is only the beginning.”
About Sweet Grass Dairy
Based in Thomasville, Georgia Sweet Grass Dairy is a family-owned and operated farm that handcrafts fresh, soft-ripened and naturally aged cow cheeses that are unique and delicious. Sweet Grass Dairy is dedicated to creating old-world style cheeses that highlight the rich, high quality milk we use.
Our milk comes from family-owned rotationally grazed cows that never receive growth hormones or unnecessary antibiotics. For more information please visit www.sweetgrassdairy.com or our Facebook page.
About Terrapin Brewing Company
Terrapin Beer Co has a portfolio of three year round beers, four seasonal beers, the Monster Beer Tour collection of four high gravity selections and the Side Project series of beers highlighting one time brewing improvisations. Terrapin Co-Owners John Cochran, President, and Brian “Spike” Buckowski, Brew master, have developed a reputation for high quality beers that push the boundaries of creative brewing. Regularly scheduled tours of the Terrapin Brewery are offered every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from 5:30 – 7:30 with live music and tastings. The brewery is located at 265 Newton Bridge Road in Athens, GA. The tours are an excellent opportunity to taste Terrapin’s full line of award winning beers and see the brewing process first hand. For more information visit the web site www.terrapinbeer.com or the facebook page .
Company: Sweet Grass Dairy
Contact: Mat Willey