Cigar City Space Pope IPA launches exclusively in the brewery’s new Mixed 12-Pack in January 2019.
The Tampa, Florida brewery describes this release as “a bright, citrusy IPA of 7.3% ABV that’s loaded with Mosaic, Citra, Hallertauer Blanc, and Galaxy hops to highlight notes of candied orange and tangerine.”
Available in 12-ounce cans nationally in the newly released Mixed 12-Pack, and sporadic draft releases as well as the brewery’s taproom.
Hops: Galaxy, Citra, Mosaic, Hallertauer Blanc
Availability: 12oz Cans (Mixed Pack), Draft.
Debut: January 2019
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.
Hops: Citra, Mosaic, Chinook, Strata.
Availablity: 16oz Cans
Latest Return: 1/29/19
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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.
Hops: Strata, Comet, Amarillo, Pahto
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. February-November 2019
Debut: February 2019
New Belgium Liquid Paradise IPA kicks off a new run of Voodoo Ranger Rotating India Pale Ales in 2019.
Expect three different hoppy beers throughout the. year, starting with New Belgium Liquid Paradise IPA. This tropical flavor heavy IPA uses Mosaic hops that have undergone the “incognito” process. This new proprietary technique for hop processing results in a bolder hop flavor in your finished beer. Very few brewers have used hops from the Incognito method in brewing to date.
“While Mosaic hops are nothing new, the Incognito process efficiently extracts the aromatic lupulin from the plant material to offer new layers of flavor and aroma for us to play with.” – Ross Koenigs, Research and Development Brewer at New Belgium
Nugget, Azacca, and Munich hops were also added to round out the Mosaic Incognito profile. Expect “bursts of guava, mango, grapefruit and white grape” in this medium-bodied beer.
New Belgium Liquid Paradise IPA is available now in 12-ounce cans and draft across the U.S. for a limited time.
Hops: Nugget, Mosaic INCOGNITO, Azacca, Munich
Malts: Pale, Caramel 20, Oats, Munich
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: January 2019
7.8% ABV, 44 IBUs
In the wild west of hazy India pale ales, one of the best breweries out there is about to release one of their own after a year of experimentation. Firestone Walker Mind Haze IPA debuts this month.
Firestone’s brewmaster Matt Brynildson recognizes this hazy IPA trend got its start on America’s East Coast, but according to him, he also sees it starting with Bavarian hefeweizens. This may help explain the flavor profile in Firestone Walker Mind Haze IPA.
This can of hop-haze boasts a creamy mouthfeel and tropical-banana aroma according to the brewery. (Where the Bavarian influence comes into play.) The brewing team amplified the esters from the yeast and paired it with fruity hops.
“We’re not relying on residual yeasts or starches for turbidity. The haziness and mouthfeel of Mind Haze are cultivated by more stable means, namely using 40 percent wheat and oats in the grain bill while nailing the timing and interplay of our hop additions,” says Brynildson.
It’s this hazy IPA meets Bavaria flavor that Firestone Walker hopes really puts their own “stamp” on the style.
Firestone Walker Mind Haze IPA hits the brewery’s entire distribution footprint this week in 12-ounce cans and draft.
Style: Hazy IPA
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: January 2019
Heavy Seas Citra Cannon, a new single hop India pale ale, debuts in February.
Using just the Citra hop, Baltimore, Maryland’s Heavy Seas Beer has created a new limited IPA going national in February. The brewery touts this new release as “hazy, juicy, and packed full of dank aroma and Citra hop flavor”.
Heavy Seas Citra Cannon is available in 12-ounce cans and draft as a limited release starting in February 2018.
Malts: 2-Row, Munich, Caramalt
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: February 2018
6% ABV, 50 IBUs
Creature Comforts Mouse Mask debuts at the brewery in Athens, Georgia on January 4th.
The latest limited edition release from the team at Creature Comforts. ‘Mouse Mask’ is an India pale ale, brewed with Simcoe, Idaho 7, and Strata hops.
Per Emily Sabula, Communications Specialist with the brewery “The name of the beer is actually not a reference to Deadmau5, but it is a nod to Danger Mouse – he spent some time here in Athens, GA – he was a radio DJ at the hyper-local WUOG, remixed some Neutral Milk Hotel, spun records at Compadres, and was plugged into the vibrant music scene here in multiple ways. Mouse Mask (a name referencing that he would wear mouse costumes during sets) is an IPA & a celebration of a favorite musician of ours & the time he spent in our little town of Athens.”
Fans wanting to get their hands on this release can reserve 4-packs of Creature Comforts Mouse Mask now on the CraftCellr phone app (opens in new window).
Hops: Strata, Idaho 7, Simcoe
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Brewery only release.
Editors Note: With the name “Mouse Mask” and a turn table, we thought DeadMau5, not Danger Mouse, which we, and the brewery, have clarified.