Bottles of ‘Welcome, My Friends’ Imperial Stout Set to Drop at Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

CCBC_WelcomeMyFriendsStillWeb-Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will hold a Limited Bottle Release for Welcome, My Friends, an Imperial Stout made with almonds, coffee, vanilla and lactose, in its Tasting Room on Saturday, September 14.

Crafted to be a truly decadent treat, Welcome, My Friends is an Imperial Stout with lactose that “features rich layers from roasted almonds and Ugandan vanilla beans on top of the base nutty and chocolate notes from the coffee.”  To ensure that they used the perfect coffee to complement this beer’s delectable sensory profile, Creature Comforts reached out to their friends at 1000 Faces Coffee to source select Brazilian Agua Limpa coffee.  Welcome, My Friends weighs in at a sizable 11.2% ABV.

Welcome, My Friends will release alongside The Tree That Owns Itself (click here for more information) in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (271 W. Hancock Ave. | Athens, Georgia) on September 14. This Limited Release offering will be packaged in 750ml bottles and available as long as supplies last. Welcome, My Friends is a Tasting Room exclusive release and is not expected to see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Welcome, My Friends from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Specialty; September 14, 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 11.2%
Added Ingredients – Lactose, almonds, Ugandan vanilla beans, & Brazilian Agua Limpa coffee 
Availability – 750ml bottles
Distribution – None. Tasting Room only

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Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Set to Release The Tree That Owns Itself Barleywine

CCBC_TreeThatOwnsItselfStillWeb-9383Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will hold a Limited Bottle Release for The Tree That Owns Itself, a Bourbon Barrel-aged Barleywine, in its Tasting Room on Saturday, September 14.

Inspired by the “admired landmark” of the same name in Athens, Georgia (more information available below), The Tree That Owns Itself is an English-style Barleywine that was created with the use of “a traditional English barley base, all English ingredients, a long boil, and extended maturation in select, small-batch bourbon barrels for over 26 months.”  Coming in at a sip-worthy 12.5% ABV, The Tree That Owns Itself promises an experience filled with “fruity, rich, decadent complexity.”

The Tree That Owns Itself will release alongside Welcome, My Friends (click here for more information) in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (271 W. Hancock Ave. | Athens, Georgia) on September 14.  This Limited Release offering will be packaged in 750ml bottles and available as long as supplies last. The Tree That Owns Itself is a Tasting Room exclusive release and is not expected to see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for The Tree That Owns Itself from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Wood Cellar Series; September 14, 2019
Style – English-style Barleywine
ABV – 12.5%
Treatment – Aged in “select, small-batch bourbon barrels for over 26 months”
Fun Fact – “‘The Tree That Owns Itself’ is an admired landmark in Athens, GA. The story behind the landmark is that the tree’s owner, desiring to protect it, deeded ownership of the tree and surrounding land to itself. In honor of this local legend, Creature Comforts brewed this barleywine.”
Availability – 750ml bottles
Distribution – None. Tasting Room only

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Revives Athena Paradiso with Passion Fruit & Guava

CCBC_AthenaParadisoPGStillWeb--2Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that Athena Paradiso with Passion Fruit & Guava will return for a limited time in late August 2019.

Back to close out summer with a blast of tropical refreshment, this release of Athena Paradiso starts with a base of AthenaCreature Comforts’ year-round Berliner Weisse – and treats it with “the gentle tartness and subtle sweetness of the passion fruit and guava.” Meant to be sessionable and thirst quenching, Athena Paradiso with Passion Fruit & Guava comes in at an easy drinking 4.5% ABV.

Athena Paradiso with Passion Fruit & Guava is available now on draft and is scheduled to release in cans on Tuesday, August 20.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused retailers, bars and restaurants located within Creature Comforts Brewing Co.’s distribution footprint in Georgia.  Prost!

Vital Information for Athena Paradiso with Passion Fruit & Guava from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; August 20, 2019
Style – Berliner Weisse
ABV – 4.5%
Added Ingredients – Passion fruit & guava
Fun Fact – “The addition of the word ‘Paradiso’ to the Athena brand’s name and the label artwork are intended to instill a vision of paradise, representative of the flavor and aroma of the beer.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia

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Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Explores its Curiosity with Release of The Curious No. 13

creaturecomfortslogo_editedCreature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will release The Curious No. 13, a Double Barrel-aged Imperial Stout, on August 10.

Arriving as the latest release in the Creature Comforts’ Curious Series of Limited Release offerings that “continuously explore the flavors of [the brewery’s] beers and how those interact with different processes, ingredients, and time”, The Curious No. 13 begins with the same base Imperial Stout used in the previously released “Existence and aged it for 16 months in port barrels after the beer fully matured over 11 months in bourbon barrels.” The finished Double Barrel-aged Imperial Stout weighs in at massive 13.9% ABV.

The Curious No. 13 will release alongside Awaken, My Love in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (271 W. Hancock Ave. | Athens, Georgia) on August 10.  This Limited Release offering will be packaged in 500ml bottles and available as long as supplies last.  The Curious No. 13 is a Tasting Room exclusive release and is not expected to see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for The Curious No. 13 from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Curious Series; August 10, 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 13.9%
Treatment – Aged for 16 months in port barrels after the beer fully matured over 11 months in bourbon barrels
Availability – 500ml bottles 
Distribution – None. Tasting Room only

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Schedules Release Date for ‘Awaken, My Love’

creaturecomfortslogo_editedCreature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Awaken, My Love Imperial Stout on Saturday, August 10.

Developed to be a “recreation of Curious No. 11” – the winner of the People’s Choice award at the 2018 Strong Beer Festival in Atlanta, Awaken, My Love is an Imperial Stout made with “select Guatemalan Los Santos coffee” provided by 1000 Faces Coffee, cinnamon and lactose.  Weighing in at a sizable 12% ABV, this “beautiful stout comes to life . . . with . . . rich, brown sugar notes from the coffee and a perfect touch of cinnamon.”

Awaken, My Love will release in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (271 W. Hancock Ave. | Athens, Georgia) on August 10.  This Limited Release offering will be packaged in 750ml bottles and available as long as supplies last. Awaken, My Love is a Tasting Room exclusive release and is not expected to see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Awaken, My Love from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; August 10, 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 12%
Added Ingredients – Guatemalan Los Santos coffee from 1000 Faces Coffee, cinnamon & lactose
Availability – 750ml bottles
Distribution – None. Tasting Room only

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. & Cloudwater Brew Co. Collaborate on Anicca Saison

CCBC_AniccaStillWeb-Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Anicca, a special Saison brewed in collaboration with Manchester, England’s Cloudwater Brew Co., on July 27.

Inspired by the philosophies that Creature Comforts and Cloudwater both share, Anicca is a rustic Saison that had “the two brewing teams [borrowing] from their respective regional flavors with a seasonal lens.”  Brewed with “wheat from DaySpring Farms and . . . apples from Mercier Orchards’ 2017 harvest”, the beer was then aged for “15 months in oak with Creature Comforts’ house yeast and bacteria.” To round everything out, Anicca (7.5% ABV) was “bottle conditioned with honey local to Athens, Georgia.”

Anicca will officially release on Saturday, July 27 in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co.  Available in 750ml bottles, Anicca is a Tasting Room exclusive that is not expected to see distribution outside of special events.  Prost!

Vital Information for Anicca from Creature Comforts Brewing Co. & Cloudwater Brew Co.

Release – Limited; July 27, 2019
Style – Saison
ABV – 7.5%
Featured Ingredients – Wheat from DaySpring Farms & apples from Mercier Orchards
Fun Fact – On the label artwork: “Heidi Geist, of the 48 Beer Project, designed the label artwork for Anicca. Geist’s project has the mission of traveling to 48 breweries in 48 different states to create label artwork for each over the course of 48 weeks.”
Availability – 750ml bottles
Distribution – None. Tasting Room only

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Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Set to Release Blends 1 & 2 of Concurrence Imperial Stout

unnamed - 2019-07-09T223258.792Creature 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!

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Creature Comforts Tritonia Gose with Cucumber & Lime Returns for the Summer

CCBC_TritoniaCLandDraftStillWeb-4595Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Tritonia Gose with Cucumber and Lime on June 18.

Just as its straightforward name would lead you to believe, Tritonia with Cucumber and Lime (4.5% ABV) is a Gose-style Ale that boasts the traditional “hints of coriander and sea salt” alongside the refreshing “addition of cucumber and lime.” This combination of ingredients is finely tuned so that “the tartness of the base beer and the addition of the lime is perfectly balanced by the cool freshness of cucumber.”

Tritonia Gose with Cucumber and Lime will debut in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts on Tuesday, June 18 and distribution is scheduled to follow shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located throughout Creature Comforts Brewing Co.’s distribution footprint in Georgia.  Prost!

Vital Information for Tritonia Gose with Cucumber and Lime from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Seasonal; arriving June 18, 2019
Style – Gose
ABV – 4.5%
Added Ingredients – Coriander, sea salt, cucumber & lime
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia

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Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Set for Limited Release of River Ridge Red

CCBC_RRRStillWeb-9965Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will hold a Limited Bottle Release for River Ridge Red in its Tasting Room on June 15.

Brewed as a “celebration of the crop from Independence, Virginia’s River Ridge Organics“, River Ridge Red is an “an ale aged in oak barrels with organic red raspberries” from River Ridge Organics.  To properly execute this meticulously crafted offering, the blending team at Creature Comforts carefully “selected the best blend of barrels to honor the complex flavor of the red raspberries featured in the beer.”  Once the blended beer was introduced to the fresh fruit, the folks at Creature Comforts “performed punchdowns for two weeks, and then continued to macerate on the fruit for more than 6 months . . .  [to allow] the acids from the fruit to round out and mellow, leaving a soft and honest red raspberry flavor.”  The completed River Ridge Red comes in at 6.6% ABV.

Releasing alongside The Curious No. 12, River Ridge Red will officially debut in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. on Saturday, June 15.  This Limited Release offering will be available for purchase in 500ml bottles – $17.99 per bottle, limit of six (6) bottles per person – and fans have the option to pre-purchase bottles on CraftCellrRiver Ridge Red is a Tasting Room exclusive release and is not expected to see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for River Ridge Red from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; June 15, 2019
Style – Blended Ale
ABV – 6.6%
Treatment – Ale aged in oak barrels with organic red raspberries from River Ridge Organics
Availability – 500ml bottles | $17.99 per bottle, limit of six (6) bottles per person
Distribution – None. Tasting Room-only release

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Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Set to Introduce Fans to The Curious No. 12

CCBC_Curious12StillWeb-9976Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will release an incredibly limited amount of bottles of The Curious No. 12 on June 15.

Arriving as latest offering to come out of the Curious Series – a Small Batch series that Creature Comforts Brewing Co. “utilizes to explore new techniques, flavors, and ingredients”, The Curious No. 12 is a barrel-aged offering meant to mimic the characteristics of “red wine without the use of grapes.”  The brewery pulled this off by having the beer “port barrel-aged and packaged still, supporting the red wine flavors present in the offering.”  The Curious No. 12 comes in at 8.1% ABV.

The Curious No. 12 will officially debut in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. on June 15.  This Limited Release offering will be available in a “limited amount of 500ml bottles . . .  for onsite consumption only.”  The Curious No. 12 will not see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for The Curious No. 12 from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Curious Series; June 15, 2019
Style – Beer/Wine Hybrid
ABV – 8.1%
Treatment – Port barrel-aged & packaged still
Availability – 500ml bottles (available for on-site consumption only)
Distribution – None

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