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Posted in Creature Comforts, Coming Soon, Jester King Brewery

Creature Comforts Curious 10 to debut on sold out tour

Creature Comforts Curious 10

Creature Comforts Curious 10 will be available on a special brewery tour on January 21st.

This 10th iteration in the Curious Series partners Creature Comforts once again with Austin, Texas based Jester King Brewery. ((Last summer, the duo released another collaboration, Mutualism.) This mixed fermentation beer is made with grits from local Dayspring Farms, and grape skins from Yonah Mountain Vineyards (Cleveland, GA).

Creature Comforts Curious 10 underwent four separate fermentations in oak barrels over the past 18 months.

The beer pours with a transparent rose hue and quickly dissipating white foam. The aroma and flavor are that of a delicate floral and the beer softly expresses strawberry, hibiscus, nectarine, pear, and lemon with a crisp, light mouthfeel and very clean finish.

Creature Comforts Curious 10 will be available in 16.9 ounce bottles, on a now sold-out tour.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Grits, Grape Skins. Oak Aged.)
Availability: 16.9oz Bottles. Extremely Limited.
Debut: 1/21/17

6.1% ABV

Posted in Creature Comforts

Creature Comforts Mutualism, a collab with Jester King debuts

Creature Comforts Mutualism, a collaboration with Austin, Texas based Jester King Brewery releases on July 14th.

Both breweries experiment with wild and sour cultures, making this collaboration a no-brainer. This “Southern style” collaboration features a blend of both house cultures that really make each brewery unique.

The base beer is a pilsner, brewed with wheat and grits from Dayspring Farms (you’ll know from Dayspring) whose secondary fermentation uses the culture blend.

Mutualism was born from a shared vision with our friends at Jester King Brewery of a forgotten cask, that was once a pilsner, but had transformed due to fermentation and time. To craft this beer, we made a pilsner using local wheat and grits from Dayspring Farms, and put it through a secondary fermentation with a  blend of both our house-mixed cultures. The result truly is a symbiosis of friendship, conversation, and bringing the best out of each other’s work. This is Mutualism. Enjoy.

Athens based illustrator (and incidentally tour staff member) Melissa Merrill created the artwork for this release.

Creature Comforts Mutualism is a 750 milliliter bottle offering, available at the brewery in Athens, Georgia only.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Grits)
Availabilty: 750ml Bottles
Release: 7/14/16

5.5% ABV

Ed Note: Reader questions submitted to Beer Street Journal unfortunately not be answered. Creature Comforts declined to speak about the collab. Per one brewer- “We made a beer with our friends. It is what it is.” -R.R.

Posted in Other Half Brewing, Creature Comforts, Don't Miss This

Other Half Grits & Greens, another Creature Comforts collab

Other Half Grits & Greens

For those of you keeping track of Creature Comforts, or all things collaboration for that matter, here’s one more for your radar. Other Half Grits & Greens.

You might recall Creature Comforts King’s Ransom, a collaboration with Brooklyn, New York’s Other Half Brewing. That beer was released at Creature Comforts in Athens, Georgia back in April.

This weekend, another Creature Comforts/ Other Half collaboration has been released, this time in New York – Other Half Grits & Greens. This release is a pilsner, the first ever by the young brewery.

Grits & Greens features Georgia grits (if you don’t know what grits are, watch My Cousin Vinnie), and hopped with Wakatu, Wai-iti, and Nelson Sauvin hops.

The collaboration was released over the weekend in 16 ounce cans. Happy hunting.

Style: Pilsner (w/ Grits)
Hops: Wakatu, Wai-iti, Nelson Sauvin

Availability: 16oz Cans. Brewery release
Debut: 6/4/16

5.9% ABV

Image via Other Half Brewing

Posted in JailHouse Brewing, Coming Soon

Jailhouse Brewing Alibi to debut as brewery’s first can

Jailhouse Brewing Alibi

Jailhouse Brewing Alibi will mark the brewery’s first canned offering from the Hampton, Georgia based brewery.

Brewery founder Glenn Golden and his team have been debating adding cans to their lineup for a while now. Being as small as they are, space (and can cost) have been a big factor in the decision. We at Beer Street Journal always thought that their best seller Slammer Wheat would have been the first can beer, but this April, Jailhouse Brewing Alibi will find aluminum.

It’s the deep south folks. Somewhere at the intersection of the southern heat, and food comes this golden ale, brewed with stone milled grits. Grits is good eatin’, and in this case, good drinkin’ too. In this case, giving the beer a little extra body.

Jailhouse Brewing Alibi is already available on draft. Look for it in 12 ounce cans in April, 2016.

Style: Golden Ale (w/ Grits)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft
Debut: April, 2016

4.5% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Two Roads Brewing

Two Road Conntucky Lightnin Returns for Kentucky Derby Day

Two Road Conntucky Lightnin

Two Roads Conntucky Lightnin’ will rejoin the brewery’s lineup on Kentucky Derby Day, May 2nd.

To create Two Roads Conntucky Lightnin’, Brewmaster Phil Markowski brews a sour mash American strong ale with corn grits, and ages it in bourbon barrels. The result is what they call – funky.

The Connecticut Yankees at Two Roads have CONNjure up this moonshine inspired bourbon-like ale. Using good ol’ USA corn grits and aged in real bourbon barrels from a famous Kentucky distillery, this unique CONNcoction includes notes of whiskey, oak and vanilla.

Two Roads Conntucky Lightnin’ is available in 750ml bottles.

Style: American Strong Ale (w/ Corn Grits. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 750ml bottles. Limited release.
Return: 5/2/15

8.5% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, Wicked Weed Brewing Co

Wicked Weed Terra Locale Appalachia, November 10th

Wicked Weed Terra Locale Appalachia

Wicked Weed Brewing’s (Asheville, NC) Terra Locale Appalachia arrives on Monday November 10th. Appalachia is a brett saison, brewed with sweet potatoes, honey and grits. The Terra Locale series focuses on using local ingredients. The mountains of North Carolina? Grits are a perfect choice.

Style: Saison (w/ Honey, Sweet Potatoes, Grits)
Availability: 500ml bottles
Arrival: 11/10/14

?? ABV

 Image via Wicked Weed

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin’s New Festbier with a Southern Twist

Terrapin Cuckoofest

Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, GA) already brews a rendition of an oktoberfest, infused with pumpkin and spices. You know it as Pumpkinfest.

The brewery is working on another fest offering, with a southern twist – Terrapin Cuckoo Fest Southern Style Festbier. The brewing team created a festbier recipe with all German malts, and for an added southern flair, grits. If you don’t know what grits are, get Googling.

What time is it!? Time for Cuckoofest Southern Style Festbier! Brewed with all German malts for a traditional taste, and real Blue Ridge Mountain grits for a Southern Twist, CuckooFest Festbier will put the heehaw back in your yodel. Have one with your favorite plate of wurst, or with some down home fried chicken.

Terrapin Cuckoofest will be available in 22oz bottles and draft.

Style: Oktoberfest (w/ Grits)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft
Arrival: TBA

5.5% ABV