Table Beer Makes Limited Time Return for Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

creaturecomfortslogoCreature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that Table Beer will return in November to serve as the brewery’s Fall Limited Release.

Crafted to be a “beer that best complements enjoyment with food and friends”, Table Beer is a “refreshing, versatile, and approachable” Belgian-style Blonde Ale that is “highly carbonated with an invigorating minerality.”  Hop forward in nature, this beer possesses an “earthy, floral, and soft citrus hop character . . . balanced by complex Belgian yeast flavors and subtle bitterness on the finish.”  The recipe is rounded off with “rustic grains and flaked oats” to give Table Beer “a nice grain flavor and firm mouthfeel.”

“Table Beer is really designed for enjoyment with food and with friends,” said CEO Chris Herron. “In an effort to make a beer that would go great with food and be something that is really easily enjoyable, we worked with a variety of different chefs – both locally here in Athens as well as in the Atlanta market – that helped define what this beer would taste like.”

Table Beer releases in mid-November and will stick around for a limited time.  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 in Athens and Atlanta, Georgia.  Prost!

Vital Information for Table Beer from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited, mid-November 2018
Style – Belgian-style Blonde Ale
ABV – 4.2%
Featured Hops – Sterling, Saphir, Lemondrop & Cascade
Fun Fact – On the label artwork: “The beer’s name encompasses the style of the beer and ties into the inspiration and intent of the brew. In a continued effort to support local artists, Creature Comforts worked with Athens artist Bryn Rouse to design the can artwork.” 
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Athens & Atlanta, Georgia

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Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Expands Distribution in Georgia

GA_Expansion_ComingSoon_FinalCreature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has announced that it will work with its distributor, Savannah Distributing, to expand the brewery’s distribution footprint in mid-November to now include the cities of Augusta and Columbus, Georgia.

Thanks to a recent brewery expansion that included the opening of a second production facility at Southern Mill, an “$11 million, 40,000-square-foot” facility that has increased production capacity to 70,000 barrels, Creature Comforts Brewing Co. now has the ability to extend its distribution reach in Georgia to the areas of Augusta and Columbus.  Up until this point, Creature Comforts offerings were only available in Athens, Atlanta, and nearby surrounding cities.

“We’re thrilled we now have the capacity to continue to grow our brands in our existing distribution footprint and also begin supplying additional markets in our home state,” said CEO Chris Herron. “Bringing our second production facility online has been an incredible journey, and we’re excited that more people will be able to experience our beer as a result.”

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. will launch in Augusta and Columbus with “its core portfolio of year-round, award-winning products” in mid-November.  Beer lovers in those areas can expect to find Creature Comforts offerings at the local craft beer-friendly establishments that are typically serviced by Savannah Distributing.  Prost!

 

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Set for Return of Athena Paradiso

CreatureAthenaParadiso2Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that Athena Paradiso – Passion Fruit & Guava will see a Limited Release beginning in mid-October 2018.

Developed to be a fruited variant of the brewery’s Year-Round offering Athena, Athena Paradiso is a Berliner Weisse that boasts “the gentle tartness and subtle sweetness of . . . passion fruit and guava.”  Refreshing and easy-drinking, everything about Athena Paradiso (4.5% ABV) – from “the addition of the word ‘Paradiso’ to . . . the label artwork to the overall flavor and aroma – is ” intended to instill a vision of paradise.”

The Tasting Room at Creature Comforts is currently pouring Athena Paradiso – Passion Fruit & Guava on draft and will release 6-packs of 12 oz. cans on October 17.  Distribution is expected to follow in late October.  Once fully released, you can expect to find this Limited Release offering at select craft beer establishments located in Athens and Atlanta, Georgia.  Prost!

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

Release – Limited, mid-October 2018
Style – Berliner Weisse 
ABV – 4.5%
Added Ingredients – Passion fruit & guava
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Athens & Atlanta, Georgia

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Schedules Bottle Release for Fauxjolais

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Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will host a bottle release for Fauxjolais, a fruited blend of Saisons, on Saturday, October 13.

Born out of “Creature Comforts’ appreciation of Old World wine and nuanced flavors”, Fauxjolais – a playful name that references Beaujolais wines starts as a “blend of saisons from the brewery’s wine barrel cellar.” The blend was then conditioned on “second use organic black raspberries and black currants” that were previously used to create River Ridge Black.  The finished Fauxjolais is a bottle conditioned offering that comes in at 6.9% ABV.

“The name of the beer is a play on words,” said Wood Cellar & Specialty Brand Manager Blake Tyers. “I enjoy drinking Beaujolais wines, which traditionally are very drinkable and have a bit of acid and funkiness. We were inspired to mimic some of those flavors using alternative fruit to grapes in Fauxjolais.”

750ml bottles of Fauxjolais will release alongside River Ridge Black (click here for more details) on October 13 in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Quantities are limited, and this Limited Release offering is not expected to see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for Fauxjolais from Creature Comforts Beer Co.

Release – Limited; October 13, 2018
Style – Saison (blend)
ABV – 6.9%
Treatment – A blend of Saisons that were aged in the brewery’s wine barrel cellar
Added Ingredients – Conditioned on second use organic black raspberries & black currants 
Fun Fact – On the label artwork: “Creature Comforts staff member Melissa Merrill designed the artwork for the label. The original artwork was painted with a medium derived from blackberries and ink.”
Availability – 750ml bottles
Distribution – None. Tasting Room-only release

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Sets Date for Limited Release of River Ridge Black

CCBC_RRBStillWeb-1585Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has announced that it will officially release bottles of River Ridge Black, a fruited Dark Ale aged in wine barrels, in its Tasting Room on Saturday, October 13.

Arriving as the latest release in the brewery’s Locally Grown Series, River Ridge Black started life as a Dark Ale that was “aged in French oak for over a year with Creature Comforts’ house-mixed culture of yeast and bacteria.”  The beer was then sent to condition on black raspberries locally-sourced from River Ridge Organics and black currants.  The completed River Ridge Black is a bottle conditioned offering that comes in at 8% ABV.

“The team at River Ridge grow a special berry and we’re excited to be able to use their organic fruit in our beer,” said Wood Cellar and Specialty Brand Manager Blake Tyers. “All of the fruits we use in the specialty program are from small family farms. We truly believe you can taste the attention to detail and love that comes from a family in their berries.”

750ml bottles of River Ridge Black will release alongside Fauxjolais (click here for more details) on October 13 in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co.  Quantities are limited, and this Limited Release offering is not expected to see distribution.  Prost!

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

Release – Limited/Locally Grown Series; October 13, 2018
Style – American Wild Ale/Fruit Beer
ABV – 8%
Treatment – Aged for over a year in French Oak with the brewery’s house-mixed culture of yeast & bacteria
Special Ingredients – Conditioned on black raspberries from River Ridge Organics & black currants
Fun Fact – On the label artwork: “Creature Comforts staff member Melissa Merrill created the artwork used on the label. Merrill painted the original artwork with a medium derived from the beer, wheatgrass, and coffee.”
Availability – 750ml bottles
Distribution – None. Tasting Room-only Release

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. to Release Cans of Classic City Lager in the Fall

CCBC_12oz-Classic_City_Lager-3D-Preview_v8Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has announced that it will officially add Classic City Lager to its lineup of canned Year-Round offerings on Monday, October 8.

First introduced by Creature Comforts in September 2017 as an homage to its home in Athens, Georgia (a.k.a. The Classic City), Classic City Lager is “a highly drinkable lager that can serve as both an entry into craft beer for new consumers, as well as a staple product in the fridge for those who love craft beer and sometimes want an uncomplicated, simple, and delicious lager.”  Previously only available as a local draft offering, the “clean, crisp, and easy-drinking” Classic City Lager (4.2% ABV) has now graduated to Year-Round status with availability in 12 oz. cans.

“We aspire to help people navigate through the beautiful and complex world of craft beer,” said Co-founder and Head Brewer David Stein. “There are so many options to choose from and we wanted to make a beer that is perfect for those who enjoy drinking a lower ABV pale lager. Classic City Lager is simply good cold beer.”

Classic City Lager will make its debut in cans on October 8 in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Company. Distribution in Athens will begin immediately after the Tasting Room release, and Classic City Lager is expected to hit the Atlanta market by November 2018.  Once the rollout is complete, you can expect Classic City Lager to be available Year-Round in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located throughout Athens and Atlanta, Georgia. Prost!

Vital Information for Classic City Lager from Creature Comforts Brewing Co. 

Release – Year-Round, cans arrive October 8, 2018
Style – Helles-style Lager
ABV – 4.2%
Fun Fact – On the label artwork: “In a continuous effort to work with local partners, the brewery collaborated with Athens artist Chris Collins to design the typography for the Classic City Lager can label.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Athens & Atlanta, Georgia 

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Set for Limited Release of Common Things Saison

CCBC_CommonThingsStillWeb-7176Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has announced that it will officially begin the Limited Release of Common Things – a Saison made with local honey – on Saturday, August 25.

Staying true to its commitment “to incorporate a local tie” in “each farmhouse style beer the brewery makes”, Creature Comforts Brewing Co. developed Common Things to be a mixed culture Saison that features honey from local bees.  With the recipe rounded out with Styrian Golding and aged Cascade hops, Common Things (6.2% ABV) was finished off by being “fermented in stainless steel before being packaged and refermented in bottles.”

“We’ve learned a lot about ways to use honey through previous projects and putting it in a light, tart, refreshing beer felt like the next progression,” said Wood Cellar and Specialty Brand Manager Blake Tyers. “We’re also excited to have another opportunity to showcase locally sourced ingredients in our beer.”

750ml bottles of Common Things will officially release in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. on August 25.  This Limited Release offering is not expected to see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Common Things from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; August 25, 2018
Style – Saison/Farmhouse Ale
ABV – 6.2%
Featured Hops – Styrian Golding & aged Cascade
Added Ingredients – Honey from local bees
Fun Fact #1 – On the honey: “The brewery worked with the University of Georgia’s Honey Bee Program to source the honey from local bees. Common Things serves as the third beer the brewery has made with honey.”
Fun Fact #2 – On the label artwork: “The label artwork was designed by Athens artist and Creature Comforts staff member Melissa Merrill.”
Availability – 750ml bottles
Distribution – None. Offered as a Tasting Room exclusive

Creature Comforts to Release Automatic Pale Ale in August

CCBC_AutomaticStyleStillWeb-6249Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has announced that its popular Automatic Pale Ale will begin its Seasonal release in mid-August 2018.

Crafted to be a “modern” take on the American Pale Ale, Automatic (5.5% ABV) features “a prominent hop flavor and aroma” sourced from Mosaic and Crystal hops.  These hop varietals “create a delicate balance and give the beer an aroma that features a complex array of berry, citrus, herbal, and pine notes.” The aromatics carry over into the flavor and are accompanied by “a bit more earthiness and stone fruit, leading to a nicely balanced and moderately bitter finish.”

“Automatic is meant to be light, refreshing and quite drinkable without falling into the common pitfall of ending up too thin, watery or insipid,” said Brewmaster Adam Beauchamp. “No color malts were used, however, the relatively full mouthfeel is enough to support this heavily hopped beer.”

This year’s batch of Automatic Pale Ale will debut in the Creature Comforts Tasting Room in mid-August and will also enter distribution around that time.  You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Creature Comforts’ distribution footprint in Athens and Atlanta, Georgia.  Prost!

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

Release – Seasonal, mid-August 2018
Style – American Pale Ale
ABV – 5.5%
Feature Hops – Mosaic & Crystal
Fun Fact – On the label artwork: “The brewery 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 Creature Comforts’ facility – a former 1940s Chevy dealership and later the Snow Tire Company. The label depicts a classic automotive theme.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Athens & Atlanta, Georgia

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Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Schedules Bottle Release Event for Arcadiana Barrel-Aged Saison

creaturecomfortslogo_editedOn Saturday, July 21 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) will close down its Tasting Room to host the very special Arcadiana Bottle Release Celebration.

Previously released as a “clean” (a.k.a. non-wild) Saison back in 2015, Arcadiana triumphantly returns later this month as “a saison brewed with American and European hops, that aged in wine barrels for one year with the brewery’s house-mixed culture of yeast and bacteria.”  This treatment results in a “soft, lightly tart” Saison that offers “citrus and berry notes on the palate.”

“Saisons are so tied to the land. It’s a seasonal beer that’s based on the farm from which the beers were made. We always try to loop in a local source to our farmhouse styles of beer.”

 

– Wood Cellar and Specialty Brand Manager Blake Tyers on the use of wine barrels sourced from Yonah Mountain Vineyards in Cleveland, Georgia

The Arcadiana Bottle Release Celebration will be a private, ticketed event held on July 21 in the Creature Comforts Brewing Co. Tasting Room. Tickets will be available through Xorbia beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 7 (click here for a direct link to the ticket page).  Tickets cost $60 each and include “36oz of beer to taste onsite with a special draft list, 2 bottles of Arcadiana to take home, small plates of food paired with the beer, and a vintage [Creature Comforts] Four Year Anniversary stemware. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase more bottles onsite” during the event.  You must be 21 or older to attend the Arcadiana Bottle Release Celebration and this is a “ticket holder only event.” Prost!

Vital Information for Arcadiana from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; July 21, 2018
Style – Saison
ABV – 6.2%
Treatment – Aged in wine barrels – sourced from Yonah Mountain Vineyards –  for one year with the brewery’s house-mixed culture of yeast & bacteria
Fun Fact – On Arcadiana’s name & label artwork: “The beer’s name is a reference to the poetic idea of Arcadia – a utopia where people live in harmony with the natural world. The label is a watercolor illustration created by local artist and Creature Comforts staff member Melissa Merrill.”
Availability – 750ml bottles
Distribution – None; available only at a ticketed, brewery-only bottle release event

Creature Comforts Brewing Co.’s Cosmik Debris DIPA Slated for Seasonal Return

unnamed (98)Creature Comforts Brewing Co. (Athens, Georgia) has announced that Cosmik Debris Double IPA (2018) will officially begin its Seasonal release on Friday, March 23.

Released in March when “the most recent crop of hops becomes available to . . . brewers”, Cosmik Debris (8% ABV) is a fan-favorite Double India Pale Ale that employs the use of five pounds of its featured hops per barrel – Simcoe, Idaho 7, Mosaic, Cascade and Chinook hops.  This considerable hop bill comes together to produce “a bursting aroma of citrus zest, melon and subtle pine” and strikes “a beautiful balance between firm bitterness and malt, with notes of starfruit and orange marmalade on the palate.”

“Cosmik Debris has a brilliant aroma from the hop profile that will lessen with age.  This beer should be kept cold and consumed as fresh as possible.”

 

– David Stein, Head Brewer at Creature Comforts Brewing Company

Cosmik Debris will initially release in the Tasting Room at Creature Comforts Brewing Co. on March 23 and then enter distribution shortly thereafter.  You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer establishments located within Creature Comforts Brewing Co.’s distribution footprint in Athens and Atlanta, Georgia.  Prost!

Vital Information for Cosmik Debris from Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Release – Seasonal, late March 2018
Style – Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8%
Featured Hops – Simcoe, Idaho 7, Mosaic, Cascade & Chinook
Fun Fact – Concerning the can’s artwork: “Creature Comforts collaborates with local artists on the can designs for its seasonal and limited releases. The label artwork for Cosmik Debris depicts a galactic scene that was designed by Athens artist Kim Deakins.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Athens & Atlanta, Georgia

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