Creature Comforts Double Dry Hopped Trop debuts in the Athens, Georgia based brewery’s taproom on Friday.
The brewery’s Tropicalia India Pale Ale is nothing short of a phenomenon in the southeast. That pretty much assures that a double dry-hopped edition of Tropicalia will incite a beer geek rush on the brewery this Friday.
Creature Comforts Double Dry Hopped Trop is brewed just like its year-round sibling, but with a second dry-hop of the beer’s superstar hop, Galaxy. Available starting Friday, August 17th at 3 pm.
Availability: 16oz Cans. Limited Release.
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.
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Creature Comforts Goodie Pils debuts in the brewery’s taproom today at 3 p.m.
A few months ago, Creature Comforts brewed Goodie Pils at Highland Park Brewery in Los Angeles, California. So as not to leave their home state of Georgia out of the tasty loop, a batch was brewed in Athens.
16-ounce cans of Creature Comforts Goodie Pils will be available to-go at the brewery.
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Brewery Only.
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 in early August.
Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Mosaic, Crystal
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal.
Latest Return: August 2018
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Creature Comforts Duende returns to the Athens, Georgia brewery’s taproom today.
This Tap Room Series release is an imperial India pale ale, brewed with Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops. The end result is an IPA that is big on fruity notes.
… There’s a consistent fruit flesh flavor to the beer that adds a wonderful complexity to the bright citrus notes as the overtones dance around the fleshy notes, supporting without ever getting in the way….
Creature Comforts Duende is a 16-ounce can and draft offering. Draft is available at the brewery mid-week, 16-ounce cans arrive on Friday, June 8th.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Latest Return: 6/6/18
Duende – A quality of passion or inspiration.
Every beer collaboration is born out of friendship and mutual respect for one another’s brewing passions. In this case, the fermented love spans 2,000 miles. Introducing Firestone Walker / Creature Comforts Mother’s Milk.
The base beer is a milk stout that has been aging for nearly a year in rye whiskey barrels – a very intentional move. According to Eric Ponce, Firestone Walker’s barrel program manager, the sweetness of bourbon barrels would have been too cloying. “We designed the base beer with the intent of aging it in rye whiskey barrels—we thought it would be the perfect marriage. The dash of salt just makes everything pop on the palate,” he explains in a recent press release.
Mother’s Milk will be available to all attendees of this weekend’s Firestone Walker Invitational. 12-ounce bottles will be available at the brewery on June 2nd.
Availability: 12oz Bottles. Limited Release
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Creature Comforts Cucumber and Lime Tritonia will return in cans for only the second time starting in late-May.
In 2017, Cucumber and Lime Tritonia cans were finally released complimenting the popular draft offering. The base tart gose is brewed with coriander and sea salt, plus a blend of fresh lime and cucumber.
Thanks to the brewery’s added capacity at their second facility in their hometown of Athens, Georgia, there will be more cans of this release headed to distribution this year.
Creature Comforts Cucumber and Lime Tritonia is one of a few “Tritonia” variants available during the year.12-ounce cans and draft will be available for a limited time starting May 21st.
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