Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will introduce Concurrence, a series of Barrel-aged Imperial Stouts, by releasing Blend 1 and Blend 2 on Saturday, July 20.
Created to allow the Creature Comforts crew the opportunity to “[explore] the depths of strong ale”, the Concurrence Series “is a changing expression of stout, time, and spirits barrels.” Each release will establish its own unique identity “through blending and the introduction of various ingredients.”
The Concurrence Series will launch with the Limited Release of the following two Imperial Stouts (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s press release):
- Concurrence Blend 1 – A Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout with vanilla beans. This blend is made up of four different bourbon barrels chosen specifically for this particular beer. Creature Comforts used beautiful whole Ugandan vanilla beans at a rate of 4 pounds per bourbon barrel. ABV – 13.7%
- Concurrence Blend 2 – An Imperial Stout aged in Rye Whiskey barrels with coffee and cinnamon added. After aging nineteen months in the barrels, the brewery added coffee and cinnamon to the blend. Creature Comforts worked with local 1000 Faces Coffee to source Agua Limpa coffee, a nutty, chocolatey, and rich coffee from Brazil to accent the flavors of this particular beer. ABV – 12.1%
Concurrence Blend 1 and Concurrence Blend 2 will debut in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. on July 20. This Limited Release offering will be available in 750ml bottles ($34.99 per bottle) and on draft during the release event. If you wish to secure your bottles in advance, you can make those arrangements on CraftCellr beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. Bottle limits will be set at two (2) bottles of each beer per person on CraftCellr and four (4) bottles of each beer per person day of the release event. Concurrence Blend 1 and 2 are both taproom exclusives that will not see distribution. Prost!