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Taking it to a new level - Alumni Profiles
December 2009 Issue
John Cochran is a beer geek. He loves the taste of beer, the smell of beer, and he loves sharing and talking about beer with others. Cochran (BBA ’93) is the co-founder and president of Terrapin Beer Company. Cochran started home brewing in college, but it wasn’t until he moved to Seattle to sell life insurance that he realized his fascination and awe for the brewery business. “I was amazed by the number of breweries in the Northwest,” Cochran says. “There was such a variety and quality to the beers, and I knew I wanted to play a part in bringing that to the South.” So Cochran moved back to his home in the peach state and started volunteering in Atlanta microbreweries, sweeping floors, cleaning kegs, and working on the bottling line, anything to learn the ropes of the beer business. In 1998, he met Brian “Spike” Buckowski, another home brewer. The two men developed a plan to open their own …
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