Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Set to Release My Very Own Mole Imperial Stout

creaturecomfortslogoWhiteCreature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Bottle Release of My Very Own Mole, a mole-inspired Imperial Stout, on Friday, January 10.

Inspired by the “very regional and personal dish in Mexico that reflects a true sense of the land, ingredients, and the people making it,” My Very Own Mole is an Imperial Stout featuring chili peppers from Sundance Farm, Tumble Tree Farm, and Hickory Hill Farm; cocoa nibs from Condor Chocolates; benne seed from Anson Mills; hoja santa from The Feral Woman’s Garden; cinnamon and vanilla beans. Weighing in at 11% ABV, My Very Own Mole comes together to be a celebration and honest expression of local and regional ingredients.

My Very Own Mole will debut in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. on January 10.  This Limited Release offering will be available in 500ml bottles and on draft for as long as supplies last.  If you would like to secure bottles in advance, you can do so by visiting the brewery’s page on CraftCellr (click here).  My Very Own Mole is a brewery-only release and is not expected to see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for My Very Own Mole from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; January 10, 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 11%
Added Ingredients – Chili peppers from Sundance Farm, Tumble Tree Farm, and Hickory Hill Farm; cocoa nibs from Condor Chocolates; benne seed from Anson Mills; hoja santa from The Feral Woman’s Garden; cinnamon & vanilla beans
Fun Fact – “Mole is a very regional and personal dish in Mexico that reflects a true sense of the land, ingredients, and the people making it. With that custom in mind, Creature Comforts used local and regional ingredients, while also honoring the traditional dish, to make this mole-inspired beer. In addition, the brewery sought insight on a mole recipe from Maricela Vega, Executive Chef of 8ARM.”
Availability – 500ml bottles & draft
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Set to Release The Cocoa Dance Imperial Stout

creaturecomfortslogoCreature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will hold a Limited Bottle Release in its Tasting Room for The Cocoa Dance on Friday, December 13.

Inspired by and named after “a method used to polish and preserve the cocoa bean during processing” in Mexico and Central America, The Cocoa Dance is an Imperial Stout made with cocoa nibs “sourced . . . locally from Athens-based bean-to-bar chocolatier Condor Chocolates,” whole Ugandan vanilla beans, and lactose.  Featuring “10 pounds of cocoa nibs per barrel,” The Cocoa Dance (12% ABV) promises to be an incredibly “rich and milky” treat.

The Cocoa Dance will officially release in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. on December 13.  This Limited Release offering will be available in 750ml bottles as long as supplies last.  The Cocoa Dance is a brewery-only release and is not expected to see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for The Cocoa Dance from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; December 13, 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 12%
Added Ingredients – Cocoa nibs from Condor Chocolates, whole Ugandan vanilla beans & lactose
Fun Fact – “In Mexico and Central America, the Cocoa Dance is a method used to polish and preserve the cocoa bean during processing, while also serving as a cultural artform to ease the hardship of working the cocoa plantations. These traditional methods inspired the making of this rich and milky imperial stout.”
Availability – 750ml bottles
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Set for Seasonal Return of Koko Buni Milk Porter

CCBC_KokoBuniglassware_promo (1)Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has announced that Koko Buni Milk Porter has officially returned to serve as the brewery’s Winter Seasonal.

Returning just in time for the holiday season, Koko Buni is a Milk Porter featuring toasted coconut, an Ethiopian coffee blend from 1000 Faces Coffee, Ecuadorian cocoa nibs from local bean-to-bar chocolatier Condor Chocolates, and Haitian cocoa nibs from Illinois-based Ethereal Confections. Coming in at a 6.5% ABV, the “rich and velvety” Koko Buni offers a balanced experience where “none of the flavors are overpowering or fatiguing on the palate.”

Koko Buni is pouring now in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co.  Cans will hit the brewery on December 3 and distribution is scheduled to follow shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located within Creature Comforts Brewing Co.’s distribution footprint in Georgia.  Prost!

Vital Information for Koko Buni from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; late November/early December 2019
Style – Milk Porter
ABV – 6.5%
Added Ingredients – Toasted coconut, Ethiopian coffee blend from 1000 Faces Coffee, Ecuadorian cocoa nibs from Condor Chocolates & Haitian cocoa nibs from Ethereal Confections
Fun Fact – “The coconut and Ethiopian coffee used in making the beer inspired its name. ‘Koko’ translates to coconut in Papiamento, a language commonly used in the Caribbean. ‘Buni’ is derived from the word for coffee in Amharic, the primary language found in Ethiopia.”

Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia

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Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Set to Release The Curious No. 14 & No. 15

creaturecomfortslogoWhiteCreature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of The Curious No. 14 – Double Barrel-aged Barleywine and The Curious No. 15 – Barrel-aged Beer with Strawberries on Friday, November 29.

The Curious Series is a small batch lineup of beers that allows Creature Comforts Brewing Co. the opportunity to get creative and “continuously explore the flavors of its beers and how those interact with different processes, ingredients, and time.”  The next two Limited Releases from this series are as follows (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s press release):

The Curious No. 14 – Double Barrel-aged Barleywine | In making the Curious No. 14, Creature Comforts set out to achieve fruity, rich, decadent complexity in this beer by using a traditional English barley base, all English ingredients, a long boil, and extended maturation in select, small-batch barrels. The beer aged first in bourbon barrels for eight months, and then in rye barrels for 19 months. ABV – 13.9%

The Curious No. 15 – Barrel-aged Beer with Strawberries | A celebration of early-season fruit, the strawberry. Creature Comforts partnered with two local farms to get organic strawberries and take its first foray into using whole strawberries. Once it received the strawberries from the farm, the brewery selected a single barrel to move onto the fresh fruit. After fermentation was complete on the fruit, the brewery moved the beer to a barrel to rest, where it aged for 10 months. The beer then bottle conditioned for six months. Creature Comforts sourced the strawberries from two local farms, Diamond Hill and Hickory Hill, who the brewery developed relationships with at the Athens Farmers Market hosted at the brewery. ABV – 6.4%

The Curious No. 14 and The Curious No. 15 will debut in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. on November 29.  Both of these Limited Release brews will be available in 500ml bottles as long as supplies last.  The Curious No. 14 & No. 15 are both brewery-only releases and will not see distribution.  Prost!

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Brings Back Tritonia with Pineapple & Lemon

CCBC_TritoniaPLStillWeb-0339Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that Tritonia with Pineapple & Lemon will return for a limited time in mid-November 2019.

Returning to distract you from the dropping temperatures with a taste of the tropics, Tritonia with Pineapple & Lemon is a traditional Gose-style Ale with coriander and sea salt that gets a not so traditional infusion of pineapple and lemon.  The tropical fruit additions featured in Tritonia with Pineapple & Lemon (4.5% ABV) “perfectly complement the base beer creating a tart, refreshing, and overall balanced experience.”

Tritonia with Pineapple & Lemon will release in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. in mid-November and is scheduled to enter distribution shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located throughout Creature Comforts Brewing Co.’s distribution footprint in Georgia.  Prost!

Vital Information for Tritonia with Pineapple & Lemon from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; mid-November 2019
Style – Gose
ABV – 4.5%
Added Ingredients – Pineapple & lemon
Fun Fact – “Additionally, the brewery releases another version of Tritonia, featuring cucumber and lime, in early summer.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia

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Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Sets Release Date for Concurrence Blend 3

CCBC_Concurrence3StillWeb-Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Bottle Release of Concurrence Blend 3, a blended barrel-aged Imperial Stout, on September 28.

Arriving as Creature Comforts’ latest “expression of stout, time, and spirits barrels,” Concurrence Blend 3 is a blended Imperial Stout that has been “aged in whiskey barrels with cocoa nibs, chilies, cinnamon, and lactose.”  Coming in at a whopping 12.5% ABV, Concurrence Blend 3 is here to guide you on a journey into “the depths of strong ale.”

Concurrence Blend 3 will release alongside Tulsi (click here for more information) in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (271 W. Hancock Ave. | Athens, Georgia) on Saturday, September 28. This Limited Release offering will be available in 750ml bottles as long as supplies last. Concurrence Blend 3 is a Tasting Room exclusive release and is not expected to see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Concurrence Blend 3 from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; September 28, 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 12.5%
Treatment – Blend of Imperial Stouts aged in whiskey barrels with cocoa nibs, chilies, cinnamon & lactose 
Availability – 750ml bottles 
Distribution – None. Tasting Room only

 

Creature Comforts Works with UGArden to Develop Tulsi Saison

CCBC_TulsiWhiteBGStillWeb-Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will release Tulsi, a Saison with tulsi and hibiscus, in its Tasting Room on Saturday, September 28.

A result of Creature Comforts’ partnership with UGArden and the education that UGArden’s team provided the brewery on “adaptogens and tulsi in particular”, Tulsi (6.4% ABV) is a Saison brewed with tulsi – or holy basil – locally sourced from the UGArden.  After the brewing process was completed, hibiscus – also from UGArden – was added to allow its “floral qualities . . . [to complement] . . . the earthy and herbal saison, giving the beer a nice balanced presentation.”

Tulsi will release alongside Concurrence Blend 3 (click here for more information) in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (271 W. Hancock Ave. | Athens, Georgia) on September 28. This Limited Release offering will be available in 750ml bottles and on draft as long as supplies last. Tulsi is a Tasting Room exclusive release and is not expected to see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Tulsi from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; September 28, 2019
Style – Saison
ABV – 6.4%
Featured Ingredients – Tulsi & hibiscus sourced from UGArden
Availability – 750ml bottles & draft
Distribution – None. Tasting Room only

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

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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