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Bourbon & blackberries make Creature Comforts Triangulation (April 21st)

Creature Comforts Triangulation

Creature Comforts Triangulation debuts in Athens, Georgia on April 21st.

Adapted from a previous release in the brewery’s extremely limited Curious Series, Creature Comforts Triangulation is an American wild/sour ale that has been aged in tertiary use bourbon barrels with fresh blackberries. The resulting beer is described by the brewery as boasting flavors of almond, biscotti, tart cherry and blackberry.

Fruited American wild ale releases in the Curious Series include, The Curious No.8 with blueberries, and Curious No. 6, with peaches.

Triangulation is a mixed fermentation ale fermented in third use bourbon barrels with blackberries. It is the first beer adapted from The Curious series to be produced on a larger scale. Like the historical use of triangles to trace a journey from known points, the navigation that has lead us to the creation of beer has been full of discovery, technical sessions, and growth. The knowledge we have gleaned has culminated here – in Triangulation.

Creature Comforts Triangulation will be a 16.9 ounce bottle release, on-site on April 21st.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Blackberries. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 16.9oz Bottles
Debut: 4/21/17

8.6% ABV

Posted in Creature Comforts, New Releases

Creature Comforts made an imperial Tropicalia, and it’s called Tropicalisima

Creature Comforts Tropicalisma

Athens, Georgia based Creature Comforts has a popular year-round IPA known as Tropicalia. Fan of the brewery can’t get enough of it. So much so, that a simple 6-pack isn’t easy to find.

Today, an imperial edition of Tropicalia debuts – Creature Comforts Tropicalisima.

The hop bill is the same as the year-rounder, featuring a double dose of Citra, Centennial, and Galaxy. The yeast is the same one found in another taproom release – Duende.

…the beer has a slightly creamy mouthfeel and a hazy golden orange color. upon pouring we get floral, honeydew, and orange characters in the aroma. these notes prepare your palate for the orange peel, mango, lemon custard, and grapefruit pith.

Creature Comforts Tropicalisima is available at a taproom only release in 12 ounce cans. No distribution.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Citra, Centennial, and Galaxy

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited/Brewery Only
Debut: 4/18/17

?? ABV

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Posted in Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co., Boulevard Brewing, Creature Comforts, Headlines

Boulevard Collaboration 7, created with Creature Comforts & Arizona Wilderness

Boulevard Collaboration 7

Boulevard Collaboration 7 debuts in August, a collaboration with Athens, Georgia based Creature Comforts and Gilbert, Arizona’s Arizona Wilderness.

This collaborator series has paired seen the likes of Deschutes Brewery, Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project, Firestone Walker, Cigar City, Ommegang, and Orval. Boulevard Collaboration 7 is the first time a two breweries have been a part of the project at the same time.

The trio is creating a “juicy” lager for this seventh iteration, aged briefly on virgin oak. Juicy is an understating term, thanks to peach puree, lemon zest and riesling chosen to compliment carefully selected Nelson Sauvin, Lemondrop and Hallertau Blanc hops. The malt bill is quite complex too, brewed with pale malt, Sonoran White Wheat, Missouri wheat, honey malt and corn grits.

The finished beer will be bottle conditioned with champagne yeast, producing an effervescent golden lager perfect for the late summer heat. Last year, Arizona Wilderness and Creature Comforts partnered on “Transmission“, a citrus saison.

Boulevard Collaboration 7 will be available in 12 ounce bottles and draft.

StyleLager (w/ Riesling Juice, Peach Puree, Lemon Zest. Oak Aged.)
Hops: Nelson Sauvin, Lemondrop, Hallertau Blanc
Malts: Pale Malt, Sonoran White Wheat, Missouri Wheat, Honey Malt, Corn Grits

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: August, 2017 (Estimated)

6% ABV

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Creature Comforts Condor Chocolate Stout releases in Taproom Series

Creature Comforts Condor Chocolate Stout

Creature Comforts Condor Chocolate Stout debuts today in the Athens, Georgia based brewery’s Taproom Series.

Recently, the brewery started releasing small batch taproom only releases, available on select brewery tours. The latest (and currently still available at the time of this article) is a pilsner dubbed Green Ghost.

Creature Comforts Condor Chocolate Stout is a collaboration with local chocolatier Condor, whose nibs have been found KoKo Buni Milk Stout and upcoming Terrapin Chubby Bunny.

Those seeking Condor Chocolate Stout will have their first opportunity on February 28th, as a to-go option on tours.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Cocoa Nibs)
Availability: 12oz Cans. Brewery Only.
Debut: 2/28/17

8% ABV

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Creature Comforts Curious 10 to debut on sold out tour

Creature Comforts Curious 10

Creature Comforts Curious 10 will be available on a special brewery tour on January 21st.

This 10th iteration in the Curious Series partners Creature Comforts once again with Austin, Texas based Jester King Brewery. ((Last summer, the duo released another collaboration, Mutualism.) This mixed fermentation beer is made with grits from local Dayspring Farms, and grape skins from Yonah Mountain Vineyards (Cleveland, GA).

Creature Comforts Curious 10 underwent four separate fermentations in oak barrels over the past 18 months.

The beer pours with a transparent rose hue and quickly dissipating white foam. The aroma and flavor are that of a delicate floral and the beer softly expresses strawberry, hibiscus, nectarine, pear, and lemon with a crisp, light mouthfeel and very clean finish.

Creature Comforts Curious 10 will be available in 16.9 ounce bottles, on a now sold-out tour.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Grits, Grape Skins. Oak Aged.)
Availability: 16.9oz Bottles. Extremely Limited.
Debut: 1/21/17

6.1% ABV

Posted in Creature Comforts, Seasonal Return, Seventh Sun Brewing

Creature Comforts Southerly Love collaboration returns this month

Creature Comforts Southerly Love

In summer 2014,  Creature Comforts (Athens, GA) collaborated with 7venth Sun Brewery (Dunedin, FL). The result of that (very warm) brewday party was Creature Comforts Southerly Love.

Southerly Love is an American wild ale, slightly kettle soured with lactobacillus and fermented with the house brettanomyces yeast blend. This January, Creature Comforts Southerly Love returns briefly to the brewery’s lineup. The 2017 edition features Idaho 7, Cascade, and Crystal hops.

“We used a solid dose of funky, tropical and aromatic hops, both in the brewhouse and as a dry hop, to add complexity and intrigue to the beer. The result was a synthesis of yeast and hop flavors, melded into a balanced, cohesive and just plain delicious beer.” – Co-Founder and Brewmaster Adam Beauchamp

The new label was designed by University of Georgia Scientific Illustration Student Katie Schmidt.

Creature Comforts Southerly Love will be available in 750ml bottles and draft at the brewery in Athens, Georgia on January 17th.

Style: American Wild Ale
Hops: Idaho 7, Cascade Crystal
Availability: 750ml bottles, Draft.
Latest Return: January, 2017

6.4% ABV

Posted in Creature Comforts, Don't Miss This, Seasonal Return

Creature Comforts Koko Buni is coffee, meets chocolate

Creature Comforts Koko Buni can

Creature Comforts Koko Buni, the brewery’s coveted milk porter, returns to cans later this month.

One of the first seasonals by the Athens, Georgia based brewery, Creature Comforts Koko Buni is a milk porter, aged on toasted coconut and cocoa nibs  Condor Chocolates and coffee from nearby 1000 Faces. This late fall seasonal has been overwhelmingly popular since its debut a few years ago. We’ve seen seen fistfights over Koko cans at retailers.

“We decided not to be traditional with the beer and add some ingredients that play well with the already roasty and chocolatey flavors of darker beers.” -Co-Founder and Head Brewer David Stein.

Taste. 

Coffee lovers will find a home here. The 2016 Koko Buni starts heavy on the 1000 Faces coffee, and turns chocolatey mid-sip, finishing with a wisp of coconut. (Perhaps a bit less coconut compared to past releases.)

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the brewery’s Get Comfortable Campaign to end hunger and homelessness. Creature Comforts Koko Buni will be a seasonal draft and 12 ounce can offering.

Style: Milk Porter (w/ Cocoa Nibs, Coffee, Toasted Coconut, Lactose.)
Availability: Draft, 12oz Cans
Distribution: Georgia (very limited)
Latest Return: November, 2016

6.8% ABV

Koko means coconut in Papiamento, a common language in parts of the Carribean, while Buni means coffee in Swahili, a common language in southeastern Africa.