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
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.
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.
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.
Creature Comforts Oh, Fantastic Then! was coming to the brewery’s Taproom Series this week. The brewery has put this beer on hold. A new date has not been set.
Starting back in October, the Athens, Georgia based brewery launched a canned series of taproom releases, coinciding with an expansion to the brewhouse. The expansion allowed the brewery a little wiggle room in the production schedule.
This “balanced and elegant” pale ale features Southern Passion hops from South Africa, plus the well known Azacca and Mosaic hops.
The result is a fruity, earthy, & funky beer.
Creature Comforts Oh, Fantastic Then! will be a 12 ounce can and draft offering, available on the tour at a future date.
Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Southern Passion, Mosaic, Azacca
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Brewery only.
Creature Comforts Duende debuts in the taproom on Election Day 2016. Part of the brewery’s taproom only series of release.
This release is an imperial India pale ale, brewed with Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops. The end result is an IPA that is big on fruit 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 12 ounce can and draft offering. Strictly taproom only. This release follows recently released Crescendo, which kicked off the series.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Taproom Only.
Duende – A quality of passion or inspiration.
Creature Comforts Crescendo, a brand new India Pale Ale, will debut soon at the brewery in Athens, Georgia.
Thanks to the addition of a new brewing vessel, Creature Comforts can squeeze in a little extra brewing. The brewery plans on spending that extra time creating special release canned offerings for the taproom.
Among the first – Creature Comforts Crescendo. This new IPA promises to be quite hoppy. 5.5 pounds of hops per barrel, kind of hoppy. Crescendo touts El Dorado, Galaxy, plus an experimental hop known as Grungeist. This new variety boasts peach, lemon, and passion fruit flavors. Creature chose this hop on smell alone.
Creature Comforts Crescendo signals the start of a series of taproom only releases, available as a “souvenir beer” on select tour days. Each release will change, as the brewery dreams up the next flourish of creativity.
Crescendo is already in the tanks at the time of this article. Expect a late-October release date.
Hops: El Dorado, Galaxy, Grungeist
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Taproom Only.
Debut: Late October, 2016
Image: Creature Comforts
Creature Comforts Epicurious is the next seasonal by the Athens, Georgia based brewery.
This release starts with chefs, not brewers. The Creature Comforts team sat down with various regional chefs to create a beer to pair with a wide variety of food.
Rather than looking at industry trends for what to brew next, we brewed a beer that best complements drinking with food and friends.
Creature Comforts Epicurious, a foodie’s beer, doesn’t fit any style guidelines according to the brewery. The beer is described as “earthy, floral and soft citrus hop character that is balanced by complex yeast flavors and subtle bitterness on the finish”.
The label artwork for this future can is thanks to the talent of Athens local Bryn Rouse, who’s illustrations can be found on her Instagram feed. Epicurious will be available in both the Athens and Atlanta markets in October, 2016
Style: Not specified
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited.
Debut: October, 2016
Creature Comforts Transmission is a new collaboration debuts later this month, brewed with Gilbert, Arizona based Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.
The base beer is a saison, brewed with ingredients local to each brewery. Lisbon lemons and Arizona sweet oranges were grown locally by The Farm at Agritopia, and provided by Arizona Wilderness.
Creature Comforts added honey from Booger Hill Bee Company, based in Danielsville, Georgia. The bottle has been condtioning for the past four months with Creature’s mixed culture blend of yeast and bacteria.
Those interested in bottles will find them on a special Creature Comforts Transmission tour at the brewery in Athens, Georgia on September 29th, 2016.