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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Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Sets Release Date for Life in Flux Imperial Stout

CCBC_LifeInFluxStillWeb--2Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Life in Flux on Saturday, June 1.

Carefully crafted to “represent the beauty of [Creature Comforts Brewing Co.’s] current whiskey barrel-aged stout collection”, Life in Flux is a Whiskey Barrel-aged Imperial Stout that has been blended from select barrels housed in the brewery’s recently expanded wood cellar.  The Life in Flux project is expected to return annually with the “intent for each vintage . . . to represent a snapshot of [the brewery’s] barrels from a specific moment in time.”

Life in Flux will officially release in the Creature Comforts Tasting Room at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 1.  This Limited Release offering will be available in 750ml bottles for the cost of $29.99 per bottle (limit of 4 bottles per person).  Life in Flux is a brewery only release and will be sold on a “first come, first served basis.” Prost!

Vital Information for Life in Flux from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; June 1, 2019
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – ???
Treatment – A blended Imperial Stout aged in select whiskey barrels 
Availability – 750ml bottles ($29.99 each/limit of 4 bottles per person)
Distribution – None. Brewery only release

Creature Comforts Brewing & Jester King Brewery Re-Release Mutualism Farmhouse Lager

CCBC_MutualismStillWeb-8648Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Mutualism, a Southern-style Farmhouse Lager brewed in collaboration with Jester King Brewery (Austin, Texas), on May 11.

First released back in July 2016, Mutualism starts with a base Pilsner “brewed using local wheat and grits from Georgia-based DaySpring Farms.”  It then picks up its “Farmhouse” designation when finished with “a secondary fermentation with a blend of both Creature Comforts’ and Jester King’s house-mixed cultures of yeast and bacteria.  The beer was then bottle conditioned for five months.”  Coming in at an easy-drinking 6% ABV, Mutualism is described by both breweries as being “dry, round, and defined.”

“We feel that this beer is a beautiful balance of our two breweries,” said Blake Tyers, Wood Cellar and Specialty Brand Manager at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. “Our work together, and our house cultures working together created a mutually beneficial relationship revealed in the beauty of this beer.”

750ml bottles of Mutualism will officially release in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. on Thursday, May 11.  This Limited Release offering is not expected to see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Mutualism from Creature Comforts Brewing Co. & Jester King Brewery

Release – Limited; May 11, 2019
Style – Farmhouse Lager
ABV – 6%
Featured Ingredients – Local wheat and grits from Georgia-based DaySpring Farms
Fermentation – Mutualism underwent a secondary fermentation with a blend of both Creature Comforts’ and Jester King’s house-mixed cultures of yeast & bacteria
Fun Fact #1 – On the Mutualism project: “Creature Comforts and Jester King first released the collaborative brew in July 2016. The breweries bonded over a strong admiration for beers that represent a time and place, which inspired the blending of the two house cultures as well as the use of local grits, a staple in Southern homes.”
Fun Fact #2 – On the label artwork: “Creature Comforts resident artist, Melissa Merrill, designed the label art for Mutualism. The label depicts both breweries’ logos as one cohesive unit, representative of the symbiotic qualities of the beer. Inspired by the collaborative brew, Merrill painted the original artwork for the label with a watercolor medium derived from the two breweries’ combined house-mixed cultures.”
Availability – 750ml bottles
Distribution – None. Tasting Room-only release at Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

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Creature Comforts’ Cosmik Debris Double IPA Set to Return this April

sNAhrkV4Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has announced that this year’s Limited Release of Cosmik Debris Double IPA (2019) will officially begin on Tuesday, April 16.

Released annually each spring “because the newest and freshest hops are available to brewers at that time”, Cosmik Debris (8% ABV) is a Double India Pale Ale that features “an intense amount of Simcoe, Idaho 7, Mosaic, Cascade, and Chinook hops.”  This massive hop bill provides a “firm bitterness” and an aroma bursting with “citrus zest, melon, and subtle pine” while “a lighter malt character paves the way to a delicious, soft, and balanced flavor profile.”

“Cosmik Debris should always be kept cold and consumed as fresh as possible,” said Co-founder & Brewmaster Adam Beauchamp. “Allowing it to age would lessen the brilliant, fresh aroma that we worked to infuse into the beer.”

This year’s batch of Cosmik Debris Double IPA will debut in the Creature Comforts Tasting Room on April 16 and distribution is scheduled to follow shortly after the onsite release.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering 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 Cosmik Debris Double IPA from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; April 16, 2019
Style – Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8%
Featured Hops – Simcoe, Idaho 7, Mosaic, Cascade & Chinook 
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia 

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Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Sets Release Date for Five Year Anniversary Ale

CCBC_5yearAnnivBeerStillWeb--2Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that its Five Year Anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 13 will also act as a bottle release for its Five Year Anniversary Ale.

Meticulously crafted to honor the five years of amazing Creature Comforts beers that came before it, Five Year Anniversary Ale is a “blended Strong Ale from the brewery’s whiskey barrel cellar.  The average age
of the blend is 23 months in whiskey barrels.”  Meant to be a slow-sipping celebratory offering, Five Year Anniversary Ale weighs in at 12.8% ABV.

“The last five years have been an unbelievable journey,” said CEO Chris Herron. “We’re immensely grateful for the support from our incredible community over the years, and to have the opportunity to continue pursuing our passion.”

750ml bottles of Five Year Anniversary Ale will be exclusively available for purchase at the Five Year Anniversary Party on April 13 in Creature Comfort’s Tasting Room in downtown Athens, Georgia.  This extremely Limited Release offering is not expected to see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Five Year Anniversary Ale from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; April 13, 2019
Style – Strong Ale
ABV – 12.8%
Treatment – Blended Strong Ale aged in whiskey barrels
Availability – 750 ml bottles
Distribution – None. Brewery-only release

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Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Schedules Limited Release of Pearson

1500wCreature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will host a bottle release for Pearson, a fruited ale made with peaches from Pearson Farms, on Saturday, March 30.

Arriving as the latest offering to come out of Creature Comforts’ newly-expanded Wood Cellar, Pearson is “a fruited ale aged in oak barrels that showcases locally sourced peaches from Fort Valley, Georgia’s Pearson Farm.”  To ensure that Pearson (6.5% ABV) would be “the best peach beer possible”, the brewery “worked directly with ‘the Peach Guru’ John Short of Georgia Proud Provisions to select the Elberta peach, the original king peach of Georgia, to feature in the 2018 vintage, and determined select barrels to create a blend that honors the flavors of the chosen peach variety.”

Pearson will begin flowing on draft in the Creature Comforts Tasting Room at noon on March 30, and “the first 50 folks to order the beer on draft will get a souvenir stemware.”  This Limited Release offering will also be available for purchase in 500ml bottles for the price of $16 each (limit of 6 bottles per person).  Pearson is a brewery exclusive release and is not expected to see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Pearson from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; March 30, 2019
Style – Fruit Beer
ABV – 6.5%
Added Ingredients – Elberta peaches sourced from Pearson Farm in Fort Valley, Georgia
Availability – 500ml bottles & draft
Distribution – None. Brewery exclusive release