Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has announced that it will officially release bottles of River Ridge Black, a fruited Dark Ale aged in wine barrels, in its Tasting Room on Saturday, October 13.
Arriving as the latest release in the brewery’s Locally Grown Series, River Ridge Black started life as a Dark Ale that was “aged in French oak for over a year with Creature Comforts’ house-mixed culture of yeast and bacteria.” The beer was then sent to condition on black raspberries locally-sourced from River Ridge Organics and black currants. The completed River Ridge Black is a bottle conditioned offering that comes in at 8% ABV.
“The team at River Ridge grow a special berry and we’re excited to be able to use their organic fruit in our beer,” said Wood Cellar and Specialty Brand Manager Blake Tyers. “All of the fruits we use in the specialty program are from small family farms. We truly believe you can taste the attention to detail and love that comes from a family in their berries.”
750ml bottles of River Ridge Black will release alongside Fauxjolais (click here for more details) on October 13 in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Quantities are limited, and this Limited Release offering is not expected to see distribution. Prost!
Vital Information for River Ridge Black from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.
Release – Limited/Locally Grown Series; October 13, 2018
Style – American Wild Ale/Fruit Beer
ABV – 8%
Treatment – Aged for over a year in French Oak with the brewery’s house-mixed culture of yeast & bacteria
Special Ingredients – Conditioned on black raspberries from River Ridge Organics & black currants
Fun Fact – On the label artwork: “Creature Comforts staff member Melissa Merrill created the artwork used on the label. Merrill painted the original artwork with a medium derived from the beer, wheatgrass, and coffee.”
Availability – 750ml bottles
Distribution – None. Tasting Room-only Release