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 is 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 is now available in 12 ounce bottles and draft for a limited time.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: August, 2017
Athens, Georgia based Creature Comforts debuts new “Subtle Alchemy” Series this fall.
This new series will feature unique, one-off blends from various barrels in the brewery’s wood cellar. Each carefully selected blend is designed to only ever exist the one time, never to be replicated again.
Each blend is distinct in its parts and singular in the moment in time it is created.
Currently, there are details regarding the first three blended ‘Subtle Alchemy’ releases.
- Blend 001 – bottled 1/10/17 – Three separate French oak fermented saisons aged 10-14 months. Deep wood, must, earth, lemon zest, tart.
- Blend 002 – bottled 1/13/17. – This blend is an exploration of American oak, an uncommon voice in our mixed fermentation wood cellar. Two of the three threads in this blend, the oldest being DaySpring aged on second-use Balaton cherries for 22 months, are aged in American oak giving it a more creamy and vanilla tone than many of our French oak aged beers. Light cherry fruit, vanilla, creamy, tart.
- Blend 003 – bottled 1/31/17 – There are many pieces to blend number 3. The overall theme is an expression of hops and citrus through time and mixed fermentation. Zest from lemons and oranges, multiple independent dry hops, and very small amounts of apricots bring this blend to life. Ranging in age from 12-24 months this blend has brightness and depth. Citrus, overripe fruit, stone fruit, tart.
- Those attending the Shelton Brothers Festival in Atlanta this weekend will have the opportunity to try Blend 001 before it can be found in the taproom.
Creature Comforts Subtle Alchemy is a limited, 750 milliliter bottle offering starting this fall.
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Creature Comforts Automatic Pale Ale has been canned for second time this month.
Creature Comforts Automatic Pale Ale 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 an REM fan. The album named was derived from legendary Athens, Georgia eatery, Weaver D’s. The southern, soul food eatery is a city staple.
Automatic Pale Ale will be available in late June in 12 ounce cans and draft.
Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Mosaic, Crystal
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal.
Latest Return: June, 2017
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Creature Comforts Cucumber and Lime Tritonia is coming to cans soon. The Athens, Georgia based brewery found instant success with the fusion of limes and cucumber when the gose was released on draft for the first time two years ago.
In 2017, Cucumber and Lime Tritonia will finally have cans to go along with the draft offering. The base tart gose is brewed with coriander and sea salt, plus a blend of fresh lime and cucumber.
“Tritonia is one of my favorite of our limited release beers. It’s extremely refreshing and perfect for the spring months as the weather starts to warm up.” – David Stein, Co-founder and Head Brewer
Creature Comforts Cucumber and Lime Tritonia is one of two “Tritonia” variants expected this year. Available in very limited 12 ounce cans and draft.
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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.
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.
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
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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.
Those seeking Condor Chocolate Stout will have their first opportunity on February 28th, as a to-go option on tours.