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.
Hops: El Dorado, Galaxy, Grungeist
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Taproom Only.
Debut: Late October, 2016
Latest Return: 9/16/17
Image: Creature Comforts
UpCountry Hop Dread is being canned this week, marking the young brewery’s second can release.
Those visiting UpCountry have come to know this beer by another name, Hopped Red. As the beer gets packaged for the first time, the brewery is changing the name, but the recipe will remain the same.
This is our Red IPA. Made with an abundance of Falconer’s Flight hops, this brew backs up the maltiness with a blend of tropical grapefruit and lemon flavors.
UpCountry Hop Dread is already available on draft, coming to 16-ounce cans the week of September 18th.
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Year-round.
Debut (Cans): Week of September 18th
PIC: Beer Street Journal
SweetWater Brewing’s 20-plus years of operation have been shaped by three beers – 420 Pale Ale, IPA, and Blue. Incidentally, that’s their ranking in annual sales as well.
When the brewery first started canning in 2014, 420 and IPA got the nod, but Blue never got the call for aluminum. Love it or hate it, the blueberry wheat beer has always held its own in the brewery’s lineup, but was passed up for canning in lieu of seasonals, and more recently, the Dank Tank releases. Not anymore.
SweetWater Blue will soon be available in 12-ounce cans for the first time in the near future, ending the lurking can question for the “infamous” wheat beer.
A timeline has not officially been set for the release.
Creature Comforts Duende returned to the brewery’s taproom again Friday, September 13th in new 16-ounce cans. Then promptly sold out.
This release 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. This first time this beer was found was on last year’s Election Day.
… 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. Athens and Atlanta, Georgia will see limited distribution.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Latest Return: 9/15/17
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The famed ‘Hornswoggler’ gets treated to a cup of coffee today. The Veil Brewing Single Origin Coffee Hornswoggler debuts at 4 pm.
This dessert beer series started with a chocolate milk stout known as Hornswoggler. The smooth, creamy, flavors of chocolate with a hint of coffee is as rich as it is pleasing. That release has spun off variants like Coconut, Oreos, and even candy bars.
The Veil Brewing Single Origin Coffee Hornswoggler is the latest variant in the lineup, featuring coffee from Richmond, Virginia based Blanchard’s Coffee. After sampling through their roasts, The Veil settled on their Colombia El Obraje variety. Those fans that have tried the brewery’s Snozzwired (and loved it), you’ll be happy to know there is 3 times more coffee in Single Origin Coffee Hornswoggler.
This is just EXPLODING with intense coffee both on the aromatics and palate.
The Veil Brewing Single Origin Coffee Hornswoggler will be available in 16-ounce cans when the brewery opens on September 12th.
“Tropical” is very much in style right now. Tropical hops like Mosaic, Galaxy, and Citra. Tropical flavors like mango, papaya, and pineapple. You get the idea. Atlanta’s largest craft brewery bolsters their flagship IPA with pineapple forward Goin’ Coastal, and joining the duo year-round will is SweetWater TripleTail.
“TripelT” debut in June as a summer seasonal release. Its popularity was instant. Mosaic and Waimea hops slam your palate with passion fruit and papaya flavors. Despite all the fruit mentions, you won’t find fruit in this India pale ale. The hops are the star here.
A tropical approach to the IPA style – TripleTail weaves juicy and bodacious hops with notes of papaya, pineapple and passionfruit into this lush hop-forward IPA, creating a mouthwatering vacation for your senses. At 5.5% ABV, you can lean back assured it will refresh you from sun up to sun down.
SweetWater TripleTail is available in 12-ounce bottles, cans, and draft year-round.
Hops: Bravo, Mosaic, Denali
Dry Hops: Mosaic, Denali, Waimea
Malts: 2-Row, Wheat, Pilsner, Carapils
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Mid-June 2017
Reformation Barrel Aged Jude debuts today, alongside a new era for Georgia craft breweries. Today, you can finally buy a pint directly from the brewery.
Woodstock, Georgia is home to Reformation, who started aging Barrel Aged Jude over 9 months ago. The Belgian-style tripel has been resting in fresh bourbon barrels since late December.
This unique version of Jude has been aged for over nine months in bourbon barrels, with 9.2 percent ABV the beer is described as having notes of bourbon and oak atop a balanced malt sweetness and clean, citrus finish.
Reformation Barrel Aged Jude will be available in 16-ounce cans exclusively at the brewery on September 1st – the first day Reformation is legally allowed to directly sell to a customer.