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.
Creature Comforts Well, I Declare debuts in March.
The base beer for this upcoming release is an imperial stout, brewed with toasted pecans, cocoa nibs, and aged on American oak spirals. Creature Comforts really wanted to showcase the pecan crop from Fort Valley, Georgia based Pearson Farm.
The cocoa nibs are sourced from Condor Chocolates in the brewery’s hometown of Athens.
500-milliliter bottles of Creature Comforts Well, I Declare will be available at the brewery on March 14th.
Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso returns to cans again to kick off the new year.
Athena Paradiso is a spin on the brewery’s year-round Athena Berliner Weisse. This release features tart cherry, raspberry, and cranberry, which complements a Guava & Passionfruit edition the brewery also releases seasonally.
David Stein, Co-Founder, says “We love how fruit plays with the acidity in Athena. Also, depending on the fruit used the beer will often take on its color – this version in particular will be a dark pink.” The “Paradiso” is meant to instill a vision of paradise and prepare consumers that they are on the verge of going on a beautiful fruit journey.
Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso will be available in both 12-ounce cans and draft again starting in mid-January.
Creature Comforts Moon Tree Pale Ale will be available at the brewery on August 10th.
The Athens, Georgia brewery describes Moon Tree as an” easy-drinking pale ale dominated by pine and citrus notes…”
Creature Comforts Moon Tree Pale Ale will be available in 16-ounce cans and draft when the brewery opens.
Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Chinook, Simcoe, Cascade, Citra.
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Brewery Release.
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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. Today brings back Imperial Trop Haze, three words that make hopheads break a sweat.
The biggest Tropicalia fans ate this release up when it debuted last October. Between the name, and the hops (Citra, Centennial, and Galaxy), just the description was enough to sell it out.
Creature Comforts Imperial Trop Haze will be available in 16-ounce cans and draft when the brewery opens on July 26th.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Citra, Centennial, Galaxy
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Brewery Only.
Latest Return: 7/26/19
Creature Comforts Born Dreaming
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
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Creature Comforts Cucumber and Lime Tritonia is back in cans ahead of the official start of summer.
In 2017, Cucumber and Lime Tritonia cans were finally released complimenting the popular draft offering. The base tart gose is brewed with coriander and sea salt, plus a blend of fresh lime and cucumber.
Thanks to the brewery’s added capacity at their second facility in their hometown of Athens, Georgia, the Tritonia series is a little less scarce and a lot more delicious.
Cucumber has a subtle flavor, making this vegetable a little complicated to pop in beer. Creature Comforts has taken the time to dial in the cucumber flavor in order, striking a beautiful balance with the tartness of the lime and base gose, and summery, garden-freshness of the cukes.
Creature Comforts Cucumber and Lime Tritonia is one of a few “Tritonia” variants available during the year.12-ounce cans and draft will be available for a limited time starting June 18th.
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