Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Adds Galactic Space Circus to Seasonal Lineup

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Galactic Space Circus Hazy IPA in early June 2020.

Previously only available as a Limited Release offering, Galactic Space Circus (6.6% ABV) is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale brewed with “lactose sugar and a generous portion of oats” and single-hopped with Galaxy hops – “the brewery’s favorite Australian hop variety.” These featured ingredients produce a sensory experience that “highlights . . . bright citrus and tropical notes, . . . a beautifully balanced flavor and full-bodied mouthfeel.”

Galactic Space Circus will officially release in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. in early June and distribution will begin shortly after the on-site release. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused establishments located within the brewery’s distribution footprint in Georgia. Prost!

Vital Information for Galactic Space Circus from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Seasonal; early June 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.6%
Featured Hops – Galaxy
Added Ingredients – Oats & lactose sugar
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – Georgia

Creature Comforts & Burial Beer Co. Collaborate on Culture Keepers Maibock

CreatureBurial_editedCreature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Culture Keepers, a Maibock brewed in collaboration with Burial Beer Co. (Asheville, North Carolina), on Friday, May 22.

The second of two collaborations under the same name that “features a perfectly balanced combination of traditional malt and hop qualities,” this installment of Culture Keepers is a Maibock that has “Czech Saaz, German Hallertauer Hersbrucker, and US Santiam hops blend wonderfully together with Epiphany’s Ursprung Fest Malt, and Munich malt.”  Coming in at 7% ABV, Culture Keepers “[captures] the traditional essence of bock beer.”

Culture Keepers Maibock will officially hit Creature Comforts Brewing Co. for to-go pickup in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans on May 22, but you can go ahead and pre-order your stash on CraftCellr now by clicking here.  In addition to the brewery release, a limited amount of Culture Keepers Maibock will be sent into distribution within Creature Comforts Brewing Co.’s footprint in Georgia.  Prost!

Vital Information for Culture Keepers Maibock from Creature Comforts Brewing Co. & Burial Beer Co.

Release – Limited; May 22, 2020
Style – Maibock
ABV – 7%
Featured Hops – Czech Saaz, German Hallertauer Hersbrucker & US Santiam 
Featured Malts – Ursprung Fest Malt from Epiphany Craft Malt & Munich Malt
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Pre-order Link – https://creaturecomforts.craftcellr.com/
Pre-order Rules – “A note for CraftCellr: You must pick up during normal drive-thru hours (2-8PM) between 5/22-6/5. Please have your offer pulled up on your phone. Any beer not picked up by the 5th will be released back into inventory for sale with no refund.”
Distribution – Limited; Georgia only

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Goes Year-Round with Automatic Pale Ale

ccbc_automaticstylestillweb-6249-e1532975852460Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that Automatic Pale Ale will join its Year-Round lineup on Wednesday, May 6.

Previously only available as a warm weather Seasonal release, Automatic is a “hazy and straw colored” American Pale Ale that uses a “mix of Mosaic and Crystal hops . . . to create a delicate balance and give the beer an aroma that features a complex array of berry, citrus, herbal, and pine notes.”  Coming in at 5.5% ABV, Automatic has a “nicely balanced and moderately bitter finish.”

“Our purpose at Creature Comforts is to create opportunities for human connection, and we aspire to support that purpose through our year-round beers by having a portfolio that offers something for everyone,” said CEO Chris Herron. “We’re thrilled to begin offering Automatic year-round and believe it serves as a perfect complement to our existing, diverse lineup of year-round beers.”

Automatic Pale Ale will officially return on May 6 with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft.  You can expect to find this Year-Round offering at craft beer-focused establishments located within Creature Comforts Brewing Co.’s distribution footprint in Georgia.  Prost!

Vital Information for Automatic Pale Ale from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Year-Round; returning May 6, 2020
Style – American Pale Ale
ABV – 5.5%
Featured Hops – Mosaic & Crystal 
Fun Fact #1 – On the label artwork: “Once again, we collaborated with a local artist to design the can label. Athens’ painter, Michelle Fontaine was inspired by 1950s American popular culture as well as the origin of our facility – a former 1940s Chevy dealership and later the Snow Tire Company. The label she designed for Automatic has a classic automotive theme.”
Fun Fact #2 – “The name Automatic is a nod to the community in which we are located – Athens, GA. It’s a reference to the slogan of a local restaurant, Weaver D’s that inspired one of REM’s most prolific albums – Automatic for the People.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia

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Creature Comforts Schedules Double Can Release of Athena Tiki (Mai Tai) & Everything Is . . . (Galaxy)

creaturecomfortslogoCreature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will release cans of Athena Tiki (Mai Tai) Berliner Weisse and Everything Is . . . (Galaxy) Dry-hopped Pilsner at the brewery on Friday, April 17.

Recognizing that “beautiful Spring weather” is headed our way, Creature Comforts Brewing Co. brewed up the following two beers so that all of us can properly stock our fridges with some incredibly tasty and refreshing warm weather brews (descriptions sourced from the brewery’s CraftCellr page):

  • Athena Tiki (Mai Tai) – A Tiki Inspired Berliner Weisse made with Pineapple, Orange & Lime zest, Vanilla, & Almonds.  ABV – 4.5%
  • Everything Is . . . (Galaxy) – The next offering from our rotating series of dry-hopped pilsners. This beer is a singled-hopped dry-hopped pilsner showcasing Galaxy hops.  ABV – 5.2%

Athena Tiki (Mai Tai) and Everything Is . . . (Galaxy) will both hit Creature Comforts Brewing Co. for to-go pickup on April 17 (click here to pre-purchase cans for onsite pick up on CraftCellr) and will enter limited distribution shortly after that date.  You can expect to find both Limited Release offerings available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused retailers located within Creature Comforts Brewing Co.’s distribution footprint in Georgia.  Prost!

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Set for Limited Release of ‘Well, I Declare’ Imperial Stout

creaturecomfortslogo_editedCreature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will hold a Limited Bottle Release for Well, I Declare Imperial Stout on Saturday, March 14.

Crafted to “showcase the beautiful pecan crop from Pearson Farm,” Well, I Declare is an Imperial Stout made with toasted pecans, cocoa nibs from Condor Chocolates, and American oak spirals.  Meant to be sipped and savored, Well, I Declare comes in at a comforting 12% ABV.

Well, I Declare will officially release in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. on March 14. This Limited Release offering will be available in 500ml bottles 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).  Well, I Declare is a brewery-only release and is not expected to see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Well, I Declare from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; March 14, 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 12%
Added Ingredients – Toasted pecans from Pearson Farm, cocoa nibs from Condor Chocolates, & American oak spirals
Availability – 500ml bottles
Distribution – None. Brewery only

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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