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Creature Comforts Pineapple & Lemon Tritonia debuts this month

Creature Comforts Pineapple & Lemon Tritonia

Creature Comforts Pineapple & Lemon Tritonia debuts later this month, a new rendition of the brewery’s popular gose. 

Back in 2017, the Athens, Georgia based brewery started releasing the ‘Tritonia’ series in cans, starting with Cucumber & Lime Tritonia. The base tart gose is brewed with coriander and sea salt plus fresh cucumber juice and limes. 

As Christmas approaches, Creature Comforts will add a second Tritonia to the series, this one highlighting crisp pineapple and tart lemons. 

“We’re excited to add another Tritonia version to the roster. The pineapple and lemon additions perfectly complement the base beer creating a tart, refreshing, an overall balanced experience.

David Stein, Head Brewer

Fans can find this new edition of Tritonia in 12-ounce cans at the brewery in starting December 21st, and throughout their distribution area shortly after. 

Style: Gose (w/ Pineapple. Lemons. Coriander. Sea Salt.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. 
Debut: 12/21/18

4.5% ABV

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Creature Comforts Koko Buni is coffee, meets chocolate (in December)

Creature Comforts Koko Buni can

Creature Comforts Koko Buni, the brewery’s coveted milk porter, returns to cans again in mid-December. 

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 season has been overwhelmingly popular since its debut a few years ago. We’ve seen fistfights over Koko cans at retailers.

2018 is the first production run after the brewery brought their new production facility online, so fans should expect a little more “Buni” to go around this year. 

“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.

Coffee lovers will find a home here. Koko Buni starts heavy on the 1000 Faces coffee, and turns chocolatey mid-sip, finishing with a wisp of coconut.

Creature Comforts Koko Buni will be a seasonal draft and 12-ounce can offering, available at the brewery and Georgia retailers again in mid-December, 2018.

Style: Milk Porter (w/ Cocoa Nibs, Coffee, Toasted Coconut, Lactose.)
Availability: Draft, 12oz Cans
Distribution: Athens & Atlanta, Georgia (Very Limited)
Latest Return: November 2018

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.

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For the hardcore Tropicalia fans: Creature Comforts Imperial Trop Haze

Creature Comforts Imperial Trop Haze

A new riff on one of Georgia’s most popular India pale ales debuts on Friday – Creature Comforts Imperial Trop Haze.

Tropicalia, Creature Comfort’s year-round IPA has truly taken the southeast by storm. Building on that popularity, the Athens, Georgia based brewery has released Tropicalisma, and Double Dry Hop Trop into a small batch “Trop” inspired family. Friday brings Imperial Trop Haze, three words that are bound to make hopheads break a sweat.

CREATURE COMFORTS LAUNCHES YEAR-ROUND LAGER

The biggest Tropicalia fans will love this according to Creature, and between the name, and the hops (Citra, Centennial, and Galaxy), it’s hard to see this release go wrong.

Creature Comforts Imperial Trop Haze will be available in 16-ounce cans and draft when the brewery opens on October 12th. Pre-sales are live on CraftCellr starting October 11th.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Citra, Centennial, Galaxy
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Brewery Only.
Debut: 10/12/18

8% ABV

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Creature Comforts to debut Classic City Lager year-round in October

Creature Comforts Classic City Lager

Creature Comforts Classic City Lager is coming in October. Named for the brewery’s hometown of Athens, Georgia.

As expected of the style, Classic City Lager described as a “clean, crisp, and easy-drinking lager” by the brewery. The 4.2% alcohol by volume, easy-drinking beer should be pretty approachable by all beer drinkers. “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,” says co-founder and head brewery David Stein.

The can’s typography was created by Athens artist Chris Collins.

Creature Comforts Classic City Lager will be available in 12-ounce can and draft at the brewery starting in October, entering distribution in November. Year-round.

Style: Lager
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round.
Debut: 10/8/18

4.2% ABV

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University of Georgia honeybees & Creature Comforts Common Things

Creature Comforts Common Things

Creature Comforts Common Things debuts this month, a collaboration with the University of Georgia Honeybee program.

Common Things is a mixed culture saison brewed with local honey. Creature Comforts worked with the University of Georgia honeybee program. (The original brewery is located just blocks from the campus.)

This new saison is fermented with the honey in stainless steel tanks before being 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. We’re also excited to have another opportunity to showcase locally sourced ingredients in our beer.” –  Blake Tyers, Wood Cellar, and Specialty Brand Manager

Creature Comforts Common Things will be available at the brewery on August 25th in 750-milliliter bottles. The label art was created by staff member Melissa Merrill.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Honey.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Debut: 8/25/18

6.2% ABV

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Creature Comforts collaboration with Modern Times is back for a 2nd time

Creature Comforts Modern Comforts

Creature Comforts Modern Comforts will be re-released on Friday, August 24th.

This imperial India pale ale is a collaboration with California based Modern Times. Creature Comforts Modern Comforts is brewed with Citra and Mosaic hops.

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16-ounce cans of Modern Comforts will be available at 3 pm.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Citra, Mosaic.
Availability: 16oz Cans

Latest Return: 8/24/18

8% ABV

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Creature Comforts Automatic Pale hits this market this week

Creature Comforts Automatic Pale Ale Can

Creature Comforts Automatic Pale Ale returns to cans again this August.

Automatic’ is a hop-forward pale ale, brewed with Mosaic and Crystal hops. If you love that “dank” hop smell and flavor, you will love this beer. Automatic is pale ale on steroids.

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

Local Athens artist Michelle Fontaine created the label for Creature Comforts Automatic Pale Ale. Fontaine took inspiration from 1950’s pop culture as well as the 1940’s Chevy dealership that once occupied the brewery’s building.

You might recognize the phrase “Automatic for the People” emblazoned on the can, especially if you are a REM fan. The album named was derived from legendary Athens, Georgia eatery, Weaver D’s. The southern, soul food eatery is a city staple.

Creature Comforts Automatic Pale Ale is already available on draft at the brewery in Athens. Cans will return to distribution the week of August 20th.

Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Mosaic, Crystal

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal.
Latest Return: Week of August 20th, 2018

5.2% ABV

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