Topic Archives: Collaborations

Posted in Coming Soon, Creature Comforts, Headlines

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

Creature Comforts Stay Gold IPA

Creature Comforts STAY G-O-L-D, a collaboration with rap duo Run the Jewels will be available again on January 29th. 

Chicago based Pipeworks, New York’s Interboro and Asheville, North Carolina’s Burial Beer Co. have all created their own versions of Stay G-O-L-D in the past.

Athens, Georgia has their own edition of these hit beer collaborations – Creature Comforts STAY G-O-L-D returns again at the end of January. STAY G-O-L-D is brewed with Citra, Mosaic, Chinook, and Strata hops.

“Stay G-O-L-D is a high impact, yet very drinkable IPA, We’re all big fans of Run the Jewels here at Creature Comforts so we were thrilled to have another opportunity to collaborate with them.” – said Co-Founder and Head Brewer David Stein.

Creature Comforts STAY G-O-L-D will be available on-site at the brewery in Athens, Georgia on January 29th. A limited amount will be available in distribution in both Athens and Atlanta after launch day.

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

Availablity: 16oz Cans
Debut: 10/26/17
Latest Return: 1/29/19

6% ABV

Images: Beer Street Journal

Creature Comforts Stay GOLD IPA 2017

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Coming Soon, Creature Comforts, Don't Miss This, Russian River Brewing

Creature Comforts collaborates with Russian River for charitable campaign

Creature Comforts Russian River Get Comfortable

Creature Comforts has teamed up with California’s Russian River Brewing Company, benefitting the brewery’s “Get Comfortable” campaign. 

At the 2018 Firestone Walker Invitational, Creature Comfort’s Adam Beauchamp was having a beer with Russian River’s Vinnie Cilurzo. Beauchamp mentioned Creature Comfort’s ‘Get Comfortable’ Campaign, their annual community outreach program. Creature Comforts helped raise funds to help folks affected by the 2017 Sonoma fires, so Cilurzo couldn’t wait to get involved.

The two breweries collaborated on an India pale ale, brewed with Strata, Amarillo, Comet, and Pahto hops. “Get Comfortable IPA” finishes at 7.2% alcohol by volume.

This year, Creature Comforts has chosen the following nonprofits to benefit from the funds raised from sales of the collaboration: Action Ministries, Advantage Behavioral Health, The Ark, Athens Community Council on Aging, Bigger Vision, Chess & Community, College Factory, Family Connection-Communities in Schools, and Mercy Health Center. These nine non-profits will be highlighted throughout the 2019 Get Comfortable campaign season, which wraps up in November.

Creature Comforts Russian River Get Comfortable IPA is available in 16-ounce cans and draft throughout the duration of the campaign.

Style: IPA
Hops: Strata, Comet, Amarillo, Pahto

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. February-November 2019
Debut: February 2019

7.2% ABV

Posted in Cigar City Brewing, Don't Miss This, Oskar Blues Brewing

Oskar Blues & Cigar City debut ‘Bamburana’, a double barrel-aged imperial stout

Oskar Blues Cigar City Bamburana

Oskar Blues and Cigar City, both part of the CANarchy collective, are debuting a barrel-aged imperial stout nationally this month.

This collaboration is a big one, perfect for a winter release. The two breweries created an imperial stout, aged in both whiskey barrels and brandy barrels, with figs and dates. After blending into the finishing tanks, Bamburana was then aged again on Amburana wood spirals. Amburna is a tropical tree native to Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Peru.

“We were pleasantly surprised with the vanilla and gingerbread spice nuances this South American wood contributed into the finished beer and look forward to putting this delicious beer in front of folks,” said Wayne Wambles of Cigar City Brewing

Oskar Blues Cigar City Bamburana is a national release in 12-ounce cans and draft starting in mid-January, 2019.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Figs. Dates. Barrel Aged. Whiskey. Brandy.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.

Debut: Mid-January 2019

12.2% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Three Taverns Brewery

A Chattanooga Whiskey collaboration: Three Taverns Mont Fang

Three Taverns Mont Fang

Three Taverns Mont Fang, a collaboration with collaboration with Chattanooga Whiskey, debuts on October 27th.

This imperial milk stout is actually a two-way collaboration between to two artisan companies. Chattanooga Whiskey gave Three Taverns oak barrels that were used to age their 1816 Bourbon. The brewery aged a strong milk stout in the barrels, which have now been returned to the distillery to further age a bourbon.

Three Taverns Mont Fang is the result of the barrel-aging experiment – available in 750 milliliter bottles at the brewery starting at 11 am on October 27th.

Style: Imperial Milk Stout (Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 750ml Bottles. Limited Release, Brewery Only.)
Debut: 10/27/18

12.5% ABV

 

Posted in Headlines, New Belgium

New Belgium teams up with Knob Creek Bourbon

New Belgium Oakspire Bourbon Barrel Ale

New Belgium Brewing’s latest collaboration is not with a brewery, but with a bourbon distillery. New Belgium Oakspire Bourbon Barrel Ale is hitting shelves.

The Fort Collins, Colorado brewery touts this beer as an entirely different kind of bourbon-inspired ale. instead of resting this release in barrels on regular barrel staves, Knob Creek soaked and oak spirals signature bourbon, which New Belgium aged on a rye-heavy ale.

“Our Brewhouse team likes to say that we didn’t just develop a custom extraction technology, but rather, a beer-flavoring ‘missile,’ and we’re thrilled to present our newest, innovative venture with the launch of Oakspire Bourbon Barrel Ale,” says Ross Koenigs, Research and Development Brewer.

He’s not joking about the “missile” innovation. The brewery’s engineers created a missile-shaped vessel where Knob Creek Bourbon-soaked oak spirals and char from used Knob Creek barrels “mingle” with the high rye ale. This extraction includes harvesting the barrel char, plus a blend of toasted oak spirals at varying degrees to bring all the oak and spice into the liquid.

New Belgium Oakspire Bourbon Barrel Ale is available in 12-ounce bottles and draft now, while supplies last.

Style: American Strong Ale (Oak Aged. Bourbon.)
Hops: Nugget, HBC 472
Malts: Pale, Munich, Caramel 80m, Rye, Roasted Barley

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Late September 2018

9% ABV, 20 IBUs

Posted in Hi Wire Brewing, New Beers
Posted in Atlanta Brewing Company, Coming Soon, Max Lagers

Atlanta Brewing barrel-aged their Max Lager’s collaboration

Atlanta Brewing Kentucky Beer Dad

Atlanta Brewing Kentucky Beer Dad is the next can release coming to the newly re-named brewery’s lineup this weekend.

A few months ago, nearby Max Lager’s collaborated with Atlanta Brewing on ‘Dad Bod‘, a barleywine fermented with lager yeast. Kentucky Beer Dad has taken that collaboration a step further by aging it in Buffalo Trace barrels. Barleywine meets lager meets bourbon barrels.

Presales of 16-ounce 4-pack cans of Atlanta Brewing Kentucky Beer Dad start today and release at the brewery on September 21st.

Style: Strong Lager (Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: 9/21/18

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