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Creature Comforts Automatic Pale Ale cans return this month

Creature Comforts Automatic Pale can

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

5.2% ABV

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Creature Comforts Cucumber and Lime Tritonia debuts in cans

Creature Comforts Cucumber Lime Tritonia can

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.

Style: Gose (w/ Lime, Cucumber, Sea Salt, Coriander)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Distribution: Athens/Atlanta
Latest Return: May, 2017

4.5% ABV

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Bourbon & blackberries make Creature Comforts Triangulation (April 21st)

Creature Comforts Triangulation

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.

Fruited American wild ale releases in the Curious Series include, The Curious No.8 with blueberries, and Curious No. 6, with peaches.

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.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Blackberries. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 16.9oz Bottles
Debut: 4/21/17

8.6% ABV

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Creature Comforts made an imperial Tropicalia, and it’s called Tropicalisima

Creature Comforts Tropicalisma

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
Debut: 4/18/17

?? ABV

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Creature Comforts Condor Chocolate Stout releases in Taproom Series

Creature Comforts Condor Chocolate Stout

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.

Creature Comforts Condor Chocolate Stout is a collaboration with local chocolatier Condor, whose nibs have been found KoKo Buni Milk Stout and upcoming Terrapin Chubby Bunny.

Those seeking Condor Chocolate Stout will have their first opportunity on February 28th, as a to-go option on tours.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Cocoa Nibs)
Availability: 12oz Cans. Brewery Only.
Debut: 2/28/17

8% ABV

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Creature Comforts Curious 10 to debut on sold out tour

Creature Comforts Curious 10

Creature Comforts Curious 10 will be available on a special brewery tour on January 21st.

This 10th iteration in the Curious Series partners Creature Comforts once again with Austin, Texas based Jester King Brewery. ((Last summer, the duo released another collaboration, Mutualism.) This mixed fermentation beer is made with grits from local Dayspring Farms, and grape skins from Yonah Mountain Vineyards (Cleveland, GA).

Creature Comforts Curious 10 underwent four separate fermentations in oak barrels over the past 18 months.

The beer pours with a transparent rose hue and quickly dissipating white foam. The aroma and flavor are that of a delicate floral and the beer softly expresses strawberry, hibiscus, nectarine, pear, and lemon with a crisp, light mouthfeel and very clean finish.

Creature Comforts Curious 10 will be available in 16.9 ounce bottles, on a now sold-out tour.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Grits, Grape Skins. Oak Aged.)
Availability: 16.9oz Bottles. Extremely Limited.
Debut: 1/21/17

6.1% ABV

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Creature Comforts Southerly Love collaboration returns this month

Creature Comforts Southerly Love

In summer 2014,  Creature Comforts (Athens, GA) collaborated with 7venth Sun Brewery (Dunedin, FL). The result of that (very warm) brewday party was Creature Comforts Southerly Love.

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

6.4% ABV