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.
Athens, Georgia-based Creature Comforts is expanding distribution out of Georgia for the first time. Tropicalia IPA will be spending some time at the beach in Charleston, South Carolina starting in mid-May.
Creature has signed on with Lee Distributors, part of Reyes Beer Division, which is the largest beer distributor in the U.S. Six beers from the brewery’s year-round lineup, including Tropicália, Automatic, Athena, Tritonia, Bibo Pilsner and Cosmik Debris.
“This decision was a long time in the making. We’ve always been fans of Charleston’s hospitality and culinary scene, and since we already distribute to coastal Georgia, it felt like the right step as we begin distributing outside of Georgia for the first time.” – Creature Comforts CEO Chris Herron
Charleston and Hilton Head areas can expect the first tapping of Creature Comforts starting in mid-May. Launch events will be announced soon.
Creature Comforts turns 7 this year.
Creature Comforts Table Beer, formerly known as Epicurious, returns this month.
This release started with chefs, not brewers back in 2016. The Creature Comforts team sat down with Ryan Smith of Atlanta’s Staplehouse and Peter Dale, Executive Chef and Owner of Athens’ The National with the goal of creating a beer to pair with a wide variety of food.
Table Beer, a foodie’s beer, doesn’t fit any style guidelines according to the brewery. The beer is described as “earthy, floral, and soft citrus hop character that is balanced by complex yeast flavors and subtle bitterness on the finish.”
Rather than looking at industry trends for what to brew next, we brewed a beer that best complements drinking with food and friends.
The label artwork for this culinary-inspired can is thanks to the talent of Athens local Bryn Rouse, whose illustrations can be found on her Instagram feed.
Creature Comforts Table Beer returns in 12-ounce cans across the brewery’s entire footprint starting November 13th. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this beer benefits The Giving Kitchen.
Style: Belgian-Style Session Beer
Hops: Sterling, Saphir, Lemondrop. Dry Hop: Cascade and Comet.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited.
Debut: October 2016
Latest Return: November 2020
PIC: Beer Street Journal
Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso with Blackberries & Black Currants will arrive soon as the brewery’s next seasonal release.
A release date for Athena Paradiso with Blackberries & Black Currants is forthcoming.
Image: Creature Comforts
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A new riff on one of Georgia’s most popular India pale ales returns today – 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 Tropicalisma, and Double Dry Hop Trop into the small-batch “Trop” inspired family. This week, Imperial Trop Haze, a beer that might just be the holy grail to Tropicalia lovers is back in action.
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The biggest Tropicalia fans ate this release up when it first debuted last two years ago. Between the name, and the hops (Citra, Centennial, and Galaxy), and the reputation, Imperial Trop Haze lingers very long.
Creature Comforts Imperial Trop Haze is available in 16-ounce cans and draft, presumably with the largest distribution to date.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Citra, Centennial, Galaxy
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Brewery Only.
Latest Return: 8/5/20
PIC: Beer Street Journal
Athens, Georgia based Creature Comforts is expanding to Los Angeles, California, opening next year.
By the summer of 2021, Creature Comforts Brewing Company will have a home in the Fashion District of Los Angeles. The new build is thanks to a partnership with film director Joe Russo, director of movies like Marvel’s Infinity War and End Game. You might recall the brewery’s Tropicalia IPA making a “guest” appearance thanks to Thor in Endgame. That screen appearance occurred after Russo’s assistant, a Georgia native, brought Tropicalia to the set during Infinity War filming. Russo fell in love.
Even before Marvel fame, Creature Comforts has collaborated frequently with other brewers in California, including Russian River, Modern Times, Firestone Walker, Alvarado Street, and Sierra Nevada. Creature Comforts has always had an affinity for the Golden State.
While Creature fans had long been hoping a taproom was coming to Atlanta, the brewery’s 3rd location will be on City Market South at 1124 San Julian St. in the Fashion District of L.A., The new build includes a 3,000-sq. ft. taproom, a 10,000-sq. ft. production facility and copious outdoor seating. The production capacity of the new facility initially maxes out at 15,000 barrels (nearly 500,000 gallons) annually. Russo apparently discovered the space in the same development as his AGBO production company that was already zoned for a brewery.
“We are excited to join the vibrant craft beer scene in California and plan additional collaborations. While we are delighted to share many of our core year-round and seasonal beers, we also look forward to creating unique brews for the Los Angeles community.” – Adam Beauchamp, Brewmaster and Co-Owner, Creature Comforts Brewing Co.
Creature Comforts opened its original facility in April of 2014. A larger production facility nearby by the original taproom opened in June of 2018.