A spin on one of Georgia’s most popular India pale ales returns this month – Creature Comforts Imperial Trop Haze.
Tropicalia, Creature Comfort’s year-round IPA has truly made a name for itself in the southeast. Building on that popularity, the Athens, Georgia-based brewery has released a few variants – including Tropicalisma, and Double Dry Hop Trop into a small-batch “Trop” inspired family. Imperial Trop Haze is truly the icing on a very hoppy cake for Creature fans.
Trop Haze is built on the same hop base as Tropicalia, with Citra, Centennial, and Galaxy hops – but way hazier, and a much bolder 8% alcohol by volume.
Creature Comforts Imperial Trop Haze is available in 16-ounce cans and draft, starting October 12th.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Citra, Centennial, Galaxy
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Latest Return: 10/12/21
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Creature Comforts Celestial Mind releases on Friday, September 10th.
Mosaic, Citra, and Simcoe highlight this limited release India pale ale. The brewery’s “artist in residence” Noraa James designed the artwork.
The hop lineup gives this brew a fruity and dank flavor and aroma with berry, citrus, and melon notes.
Creature Comforts Celestial Mind will be available in 16-ounce cans at the brewery when it opens on September 10th.
Hops: Mosaic, Citra, Simcoe
Availability: 16oz Cans. Limited Release.
Creature Comforts Mind Matter, a hazy session India pale ale debuts today.
The beer is just 4.7% alcohol by volume, hopped with Strata, Azalea, and Idaho 7. According to Creature Comforts, the term “mind matter” is a term used by taproom staff member and label designer Gunnar Tarsa (@theboywhoseesyellow) as a to describe how he “conjures dreams and ideas into our world through the art of drawing.”
This mix of hops gives the beer tropical, citrus, and berry notes.
Creature Comforts Mind Matter is available in 16-ounce cans at the brewery in Athens, Georgia starting September 3rd.
Style: Session IPA
Hops: Strata, Azacca, Idaho 7
Availability: 16oz Cans
Creature Comforts Pineapple & Lemon Athena Paradiso debuted in 2018 as a part of the brewery’s Tritonia line. Now it’s part of Creature Comfort’s Athena Paradiso series.
Back in 2017, the Athens, Georgia based brewery started releasing the ‘Tritonia’ series in cans, starting with Cucumber & Lime Tritonia. The base tart gose is brewed with coriander and sea salt plus fresh cucumber juice and limes.
As Christmas approaches, Creature Comforts will add a second Tritonia to the series, this one highlighting crisp pineapple and tart lemons.
“We’re excited to add another Tritonia version to the roster. The pineapple and lemon additions perfectly complement the base beer creating a tart, refreshing, an overall balanced experience.
David Stein, Head Brewer
Fans can find this new edition of Tritonia in 12-ounce cans at the brewery in starting December 21st, and throughout their distribution area shortly after.
Creature Comforts River Ridge Red returns in late July.
When you combine Virginia’s River Ridge Organics raspberries, Creature Comfort’s oak barrels and talent, and you have a wild ale made for summer.
Creature chose some of their best barrels to blend onto the fresh raspberries, punching down the fruit into the barrels for a full two weeks. After that, the raspberries soaked in the ale for another six months in oak, until the brewery achieved a balanced acid profile.
“We believe River Ridge Organics grows some of the finest berries you will find in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and that inspired us to create a beer in celebration of their beautiful crop.” – Wood Cellar and Mixed Fermentation Director Blake Tyers. “
Creature Comforts River Ridge Red first debuted in 2019. It will be available in 500-milliliter bottles at the brewery when it opens on July 23rd.
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Creature Comforts Galactic Space Circus has returned tot he brewery’s lineup to kick of June.
This India pale ale is brewed with the ever so high demand Galaxy hop – one the stars of their year-round Tropicalia – plus lactose milk sugar. This spacey IPA was first released back in 2017.
The flavor is bold with pineapple, mango, a touch of floral notes, and an orange Fanta finish.
Creature Comforts Galactic Space Circus is available 16-ounce cans at both the brewery and limited distribution in early June 2021.
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Distribution.
Latest Release: June 2021
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Creature Comforts Brewed for One – now an annual release returns to the brewery this month.
This beer started as Cellarman’s Spirit, brewed to commemorate the loss of an employee and cellarman, Bob Weckback. The profits from that release were used to create a college fund for his son.
Starting in 2019, the beer became “Brewed for One,” growing into an initiative to honor a different, deserving individual in a life-changing way. Creature Comforts worked with two local agencies this year to support an individual who really needed it.
…to do for one what we wish they could do for all.
Brewed For One is a single-hop IPA brewed with Idaho 7. Hailing from the state with the second most hop acreage in the U.S., Idaho 7 is huge on tropical and pine notes.
Creature Comforts Brewed For One 2021 will be available in 16-ounce cans and draft at the brewery starting May 7th.
Hops: Idaho 7
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.