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Creature Comforts Galactic Space Circus makes a June appearance

Creature Comforts Galactic Space Circus Can

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.

Style: IPA (w/ Lactose)
Hops: Galaxy

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Distribution.
Latest Release: June 2021

6.8% ABV

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A cellarman’s memory lives on. Creature Comforts Brewed For One.

Creature Comforts Brewed For One 2021

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.

Style: IPA
Hops: Idaho 7

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Release: 5/7/21

7% ABV

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Creature Comforts to distribute outside of Georgia for the 1st time

Creature Comforts Imperial Trop Haze

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 COMFORTS BUILDING 2ND BREWERY IN LOS ANGELES

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.

Eleven seasonal beers will also be available, including six Hazy IPAs, Athena Paradiso varieties, and Koko Buni.

“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.

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Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso with Blackberries & Black Currants

Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso Blackberries & Black Currants

Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso with Blackberries & Black Currants will arrive soon as the brewery’s next seasonal release.

The new edition of Athena Paradiso joins a series of fruited Athenas, including Tart Cherry, Raspberry, and Cranberry, as well as Passionfruit & Guava.

A release date for Athena Paradiso with Blackberries & Black Currants is forthcoming.

Style: Berliner Weisse (w/ Blackberries. Black Currants.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal Release.
Debut: TBA

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Georgia’s Creature Comforts partners with Avengers director on L.A. brewery

Creature Comforts Los Angeles

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.

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Creature Comforts Automatic Pale promoted to year-round

Creature Comforts Automatic Pale 2019

Creature Comforts Automatic Pale Ale has been bumped up to year-round status as of this month.

Automatic’ is a hop-forward pale ale, brewed with Mosaic and Crystal hops. If you love that “dank” hop smell and flavor, you will love this beer. Automatic is pale ale on steroids.

“Automatic is meant to be light, refreshing and quite drinkable without falling into the common pitfall of ending up too thin, watery or insipid. No color malts were used, however, the relatively full mouthfeel is enough to support this heavily hopped beer,” said Co-Founder and Brewmaster Adam Beauchamp.”

Local Athens artist Michelle Fontaine created the label for Creature Comforts Automatic Pale Ale. Fontaine took inspiration from 1950’s pop culture as well as the 1940’s Chevy dealership that once occupied the brewery’s building.

You might recognize the phrase “Automatic for the People” emblazoned on the can, especially if you are a REM fan. The album name was derived from legendary Athens, Georgia eatery, Weaver D’s. The southern, soul food eatery is a city staple.

Creature Comforts Automatic Pale Ale is already available on draft at the brewery in Athens.

Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Mosaic, Crystal

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-round.

5.2% ABV

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