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Creature Comforts Reclaimed Rye finally debuts in cans

Creature Comforts Reclaimed Rye Can

Creature Comforts Reclaimed Rye will (finally) debut in cans year-round on February 17th.

Reclaimed Rye has been a year-round offering by Athens, Georgia brewery basically since they opened their doors. The amber ale is brewed with rye malt and nuanced with a touch of French oak. The brewery teased the artwork two years ago this month, and finally after expansions, building a second production facility, Reclaimed Rye will finally be available in cans.

A uniquely complex and flavorful amber ale. French oak and rye malt lend to a well-rounded body with delicate undertones of toasted bread, spice, and subtle vanilla. We set out to show a new light onto the amber style with this beer and to reclaim it back from the ordinary. Easy to drink with friends at the pub, or just as good as a companion contemplating the stars, Reclaimed Rye is a collection of familiar voices singing a new harmony. 

Creature Comforts Reclaimed Rye joins Athena and Tropicalia, and Bibo Pilsner in their year-round canned lineup. The designs are the brainchild of creative genius Kim Kirby of Young Athenians.

Style: Rye Beer (Oak Aged.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round
Debut (Cans): 2/17/18

5.5% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

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Creature Comforts Mango, Orange & Lime Tritonia debuts January 19th

Creature Comforts Mango, Orange & Lime

Creature Comforts Mango, Orange & Lime Tritonia debuts in the brewery’s taproom on Friday.

The Athens, Georgia based brewery hit a home run with their fans when they debuted Cucumber & Lime Tritonia on draft in 2015. Creature Comforts has been teasing new variants ever since.

This Friday look for a new variant hits cans – Creature Comforts Mango, Orange & Lime Tritonia. The tart wheat ale features a touch of coriander, and sea salt, plus fresh mangos, oranges and limes.

12-ounce cans of this Tritonia variant are on sale at the brewery on Friday, January 19th at 3 pm.

Style: Gose (w/ Mango. Oranges. Limes. Sea Salt. Coriander.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Brewery only.
Debut: 1/19/18

4.5% ABV

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Creature Comforts Koko Buni is coffee, meets chocolate (and returns this month)

Creature Comforts Koko Buni can

Creature Comforts Koko Buni, the brewery’s coveted milk porter, returns to cans 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 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.  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.)

Creature Comforts Koko Buni will be a seasonal draft and 12-ounce can offering.

Style: Milk Porter (w/ Cocoa Nibs, Coffee, Toasted Coconut, Lactose.)
Availability: Draft, 12oz Cans
Distribution: Athens & Atlanta, Georgia (Very Limited)
Latest Return: November 2016

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. Image: Beer Street Journal 

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More Run the Jewels: Creature Comforts STAY G-O-L-D debuts at month’s end

Creature Comforts S-T-A-Y-Gold

Creature Comforts STAY G-O-L-D, a collaboration with Interboro Spirts and rap duo Run the Jewels is on the way. 

Asheville, North Carolina based Burial Beer will be releasing their edition of STAY G-O-L-D, an India Pale Ale and collaboration with both Run the Jewels and Interboro again in October. Chicago’s Pipeworks Brewing has also teamed up with Interboro their own STAY G-O-L-D release, which debuted in August.

Athens, Georgia can claim their own edition of the hit series of beer collaborations. Creature Comforts STAY G-O-L-D debuts at the end of the month.

16-ounce cans of STAY G-O-L-D will be available to-go at the brewery on October 27th. A special event will be held on October 26th at Atlanta’s The Sound Table, with Trackstar the DJ from Run the Jewels. (A few select bars around the venue will have G-O-L-D cans as well.)

Creature Comforts STAY G-O-L-D is brewed with Citra, Mosaic, Chinook, and Strata hops.

Style: IPA
Hops: Citra, Mosaic, Chinook, Strata.

Availablity: 16oz Cans
Debut: 10/26/17

6% ABV

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Creature Comforts Table Beer, a culinary creation

Creature Comforts Table Beer

Creature Comforts Table Beer, formerly known as Epicurious, will return in October. 

This release starts with chefs, not brewers. The Creature Comforts team sat down with Ryan Smith, Executive Chef of Atlanta’s Staplehouse and Peter Dale, Executive Chef and Owner of Athens’ The National with the goal of creating 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 Table Beer, 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”.

RELATED: Creature Comforts collaborates with Arizona Wilderness

The label artwork for this culinary-inspired can is thanks to the talent of Athens local Bryn Rouse, whose illustrations can be found on her Instagram feed.

Creature Comforts Table Beer will be available in 12-ounce cans and draft in October, 2017.

Style: Not specified
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited.
Debut: October, 2016
Latest Return: October, 2017

4.2% ABV

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Creature Comforts Crescendo returns in new 16oz cans

Creature Comforts Crescendo 16oz

Creature Comforts Crescendo rejoins the brewery’s lineup again today, in new 16-ounce cans.

Extra vessels allowed the Athens, Georgia brewery begin brewing a series of taproom only releases. Among the first was Crescendo, debuting for the first time last October. Since then, a bulk of the brewery’s new releases have been taproom only.

Creature Comforts Crescendo is quite hoppy, featuring 5.5 pounds of hops per barrel. El Dorado, Galaxy, plus an experimental hop known as Grungeist round out the hop lineup.

Crescendo is a slightly hazy IPA with notes of honeydew, white peach skin, pineapple, and orange from the hops used in the beer.

Creature Comforts Crescendo is available in 16-ounce cans and draft, with limited distribution coming this week. Crescendo is extremely limited.

Style: IPA
Hops: El Dorado, Galaxy, Grungeist

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Taproom Only.
Debut: Late October, 2016
Latest Return: 9/16/17

7.2% ABV

Image: Creature Comforts  

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Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso with Passionfruit and Guava returns September 1st

Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso with Passionfruit and Guava

Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso with Passionfruit and Guava will return to the brewery’s seasonal lineup again this month.

The brewery opened with Athena, a kettle soured wheat beer, aka berliner weisse a few years ago. In February, 2016 the Athens, Georgia based brewery released the first canned Athena Paradiso, brewed with tart cherry, raspberry, and cranberry. Creature Comforts tells Beer Street Journal that it was the most expensive recipe they’ve ever made.

In late August, Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso with Passionfruit and Guava will return to the seasonal lineup again in late August.

“Athena Paradiso is a beautifully refreshing beer. The passion fruit and guava flavors transport you to a tropical paradise during these hot summer months.” – David Stein, Co-founder & head brewer

Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso with Passionfruit and Guava will be an extremely limited release in 12 ounce cans and draft. Note, the can will sport the same red Paradiso branding as the February release.

The brewery will host a can release tour at the brewery in Athens on September 1st . Cans hit the market in both Athens and Atlanta shortly after.

Style: Berliner Weisse (w/ Guava, Passionfruit.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited seasonal.
Debut: August, 2016
Latest Return: August 2017

4.5% ABV

Ed Note: The brewery has shifted the release date from August 26th to September 1st, 2017