At the 2018 Firestone Walker Invitational, Creature Comfort’s Adam Beauchamp was having a beer with Russian River’s Vinnie Cilurzo. Beauchamp mentioned Creature Comfort’s ‘Get Comfortable’ Campaign, their annual community outreach program. Creature Comforts helped raise funds to help folks affected by the 2017 Sonoma fires, so Cilurzo couldn’t wait to get involved.
The two breweries collaborated on an India pale ale, brewed with Strata, Amarillo, Comet, and Pahto hops. “Get Comfortable IPA” finishes at 7.2% alcohol by volume.
This year, Creature Comforts has chosen the following nonprofits to benefit from the funds raised from sales of the collaboration: Action Ministries, Advantage Behavioral Health, The Ark, Athens Community Council on Aging, Bigger Vision, Chess & Community, College Factory, Family Connection-Communities in Schools, and Mercy Health Center. These nine non-profits will be highlighted throughout the 2019 Get Comfortable campaign season, which wraps up in November.
Creature Comforts Russian River Get Comfortable IPA is available in 16-ounce cans and draft throughout the duration of the campaign.
Hops: Strata, Comet, Amarillo, Pahto
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. February-November 2019
Debut: February 2019
Creature Comforts STAY G-O-L-D, a collaboration with rap duo Run the Jewels will be available again on January 29th.
Chicago based Pipeworks, New York’s Interboro and Asheville, North Carolina’s Burial Beer Co. have all created their own versions of Stay G-O-L-D in the past.
Athens, Georgia has their own edition of these hit beer collaborations – Creature Comforts STAY G-O-L-D returns again at the end of January. STAY G-O-L-D is brewed with Citra, Mosaic, Chinook, and Strata hops.
“Stay G-O-L-D is a high impact, yet very drinkable IPA, We’re all big fans of Run the Jewels here at Creature Comforts so we were thrilled to have another opportunity to collaborate with them.” – said Co-Founder and Head Brewer David Stein.
Creature Comforts STAY G-O-L-D will be available on-site at the brewery in Athens, Georgia on January 29th. A limited amount will be available in distribution in both Athens and Atlanta after launch day.
Hops: Citra, Mosaic, Chinook, Strata.
Availablity: 16oz Cans
Latest Return: 1/29/19
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Creature Comforts Mouse Mask debuts at the brewery in Athens, Georgia on January 4th.
The latest limited edition release from the team at Creature Comforts. ‘Mouse Mask’ is an India pale ale, brewed with Simcoe, Idaho 7, and Strata hops.
Per Emily Sabula, Communications Specialist with the brewery “The name of the beer is actually not a reference to Deadmau5, but it is a nod to Danger Mouse – he spent some time here in Athens, GA – he was a radio DJ at the hyper-local WUOG, remixed some Neutral Milk Hotel, spun records at Compadres, and was plugged into the vibrant music scene here in multiple ways. Mouse Mask (a name referencing that he would wear mouse costumes during sets) is an IPA & a celebration of a favorite musician of ours & the time he spent in our little town of Athens.”
Fans wanting to get their hands on this release can reserve 4-packs of Creature Comforts Mouse Mask now on the CraftCellr phone app (opens in new window).
Hops: Strata, Idaho 7, Simcoe
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Brewery only release.
Editors Note: With the name “Mouse Mask” and a turn table, we thought DeadMau5, not Danger Mouse, which we, and the brewery, have clarified.
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
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round.