Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Set for Seasonal Release of Loopulus DIPA

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Loopulus Double IPA on Tuesday, August 4.

Originally released in 2017 to recognize the 20th anniversary of the iconic Brick Store Pub, Loopulus is a Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale that “strikes a delicate balance between Citra hops’ citrus and tropical fruit flavors and the punchy, white-wine flavors of Nelson Sauvin hops.” Coming in at 8% ABV, Loopulus is “a flavorful, easy-drinking hazy double IPA that finishes with a juicy, full-bodied mouthfeel.”

“We originally brewed Loopulus in 2017 to celebrate the Brick Store Pub’s 20th Anniversary,” said Co-founder David Stein. “We liked it so much we decided to continue brewing it and added it to our rotating lineup of hop-forward offerings.”

The name “Loopulus” has a couple meanings/intentions:

  • It is a play on the scientific name for hops – Humulus lupulus – and a reference to the Brick Store Pub’s “loop” system, which they use to service their tables.
  • It promotes recycling – “As a part of its ongoing sustainability efforts, Creature Comforts is using perforated labels on its 16-ounce seasonal cans to encourage recycling. Loopulus is the first of the brewery’s offerings that features the new labels.”

“During the past few years, we have been increasingly focused on minimizing our environmental impact through several sustainability initiatives,” said Co-founder and Brewmaster Adam Beauchamp. “The latest improvement we’ve made are these easily removable labels which allow the aluminum cans to be recycled without issue at the processing plant.” 

Loopulus will release at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. on August 4 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 and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within the brewery’s distribution footprint in Georgia. Prost!

Vital Information for Loopulus from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Seasonal; releasing August 4, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8%
Featured Hops – Citra & Nelson Sauvin
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia


The Loopulus cans feature easily removable labels which allow the aluminum cans to be recycled without issue at the processing plant.

Creature Comforts & Highland Park Brewery Collaborate on Born Dreaming Hazy DIPA

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Can Release of Born Dreaming, a Hazy Double IPA brewed in collaboration with Highland Park Brewery (Los Angeles, California), on Friday, July 17.

Created by Creature Comforts out of curiosity and the eagerness to “learn more about [Highland Park’s] particular brewing style” and approach to Hazy IPAs, Born Dreaming (8% ABV) is Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale featuring Strata, Citra (Cryo & Incognito) and Mosaic (Cryo & Incognito) hops. This marks the first time that Creature Comforts has worked with Incognito hops, “a 100% all-natural hop product crafted to deliver highly concentrated flavor while maximizing brewing efficiency and reducing process loss.”

Born Dreaming will debut in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. on July 17, but you can pre-order your cans on CraftCellr now. Distribution is scheduled to begin in the coming days and you can expect to find this Limited Release offering at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Creature Comforts Brewing Co.’s distribution footprint in Georgia. Prost!

Vital Information for Born Dreaming from Creature Comforts Brewing Co. & Highland Park Brewery

Release – Limited; July 17, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8%
Featured Hops – Strata, Citra (Cryo & Incognito) & Mosaic (Cryo & Incognito)
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
CraftCellr Link – https://creaturecomforts.craftcellr.com/
Pre-order Rules – “A note for CraftCellr: You must pick up during normal hours between 7/17-7/31. Please have your offer pulled up on your phone. Any beer not picked up by the 31st will be released back into inventory for sale with no refund.”
Distribution – Georgia

Creature Comforts Builds on the Hop Experience with Limited Release of Crescendo Hazy IPA

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Crescendo Hazy IPA on Friday, June 5.

Meant to hit you with a continuously rising wave of hop flavor, Crescendo is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale featuring a hop bill comprised of El Dorado, Galaxy, and Callista hops that is “well-balanced with pilsner malt, oat malt, flaked oats, and chit malt.” In order to live up to its name, “the hop rates used during the brewing process increase over time, finishing with a heaping five pound per barrel dry hop that offers a bursting aroma.” Coming in at 7.2% ABV, the “flavorful and easy-drinking” Crescendo boasts “notes of pineapple, honeydew, and citrus.”

Crescendo will officially release in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. on June 5, but you can go ahead and pre-order your 4-packs of 16 oz. cans on CraftCellr now. There is no word at this time as to whether or not Crescendo will see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Crescendo from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; June 5, 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.2%
Featured Hops – El Dorado, Galaxy & Callista
Malts – Pilsner Malt, Oat Malt, Flaked Oats & Chit 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 6/5-6/19. Please have your offer pulled up on your phone. Any beer not picked up by the 19th will be released back into inventory for sale with no refund.”

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