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.
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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.
Image: Creature Comforts
Richard Branson, creator of the adults only Virgin Voyages cruise line, has partnered with Miami’s Wynwood Brewing on a new craft beer. The yet-to-be-named English pale ale will be sold exclusively on the Scarlet Lady.
Wynwood used American hops and malts, and an English ale yeast (echoing back to Virgin’s British roots).
Featuring a malty body like a traditional EPA, but slightly more bitter and hoppy, with hints of grapes and fruit on the nose with toffee and caramel in the background, the new brew is a drinker’s beer with the approachability in its taste for the novice. The ale is finished with a little touch of roasted malt that gives it its signature red tint.
The Draught Haus on Deck 7 will be one of the first bars on the Scarlet Lady to serve the pale ale. The bar features 8 taps, bottled craft beers and growler service.
Virgin Voyages is asking for beer fans help in naming the new pale ale. Followers can suggest beer names by commenting on the Instagram post (@VirginVoyages) featuring the beer.
Anchor Brewers Pale Ale Galaxy, brewed with one of beer’s most coveted hop Galaxy, is now available.
This elusive Australian hop is the highlight of this lastest pale ale, along with Eukanot, Calypso, and Cascade.
“By using the Galaxy hop in this iteration, we salute Anchor’s commitment to innovation and inclusion. We turn to the voice of our community for feedback on our constant experiments. The Galaxy hop was used in an experimental beer offered at Anchor Public Taps, our pilot brewery and bar. Our guests couldn’t get enough of this blend, so we used it as a foundation for this official release.” – Anchor Brewmaster Scott Ungermann
Anchor Brewers Pale Ale Galaxy is available in 12-ounce bottles and draft for a limited time.
Style: Pale Ale
Malts: 2-Row, Red Wheat, Pilsner
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Late July 2019
Pipeworks Danger Fruit is back in action as July winds down. This round, the brewery added more prickly pear fruit.
The base beer is a pale ale, jam-packed with prickly pear fruit, aka Opuntia, aka the “paddle cactus”.
We’ve added even more prickly pear juice to this super summer-smooched sipper. The juice brings an almost briny, watermelon-y flavor to the very light and refreshing pale ale. The color on this is also amazing.
Pipeworks Danger Fruit is available again starting Friday, July 26th in 16-ounce cans and draft. Distribution next week.
Harpoon Dunk Summer Coffee Pale Ale debuts this month, the second collaboration with Dunkin’ Donuts.
In fall of 2018, the duo debuted Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter. According to the brewery, the beer was a big success among both Harpoon and Dunkin’ fans. As the weather gets warmer, pale ales become even more popular. The coffee summer pale ale is born.
“We ended last year’s baseball season with the intro of Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter, and we’re excited to begin this season with the release of our Summer Coffee Pale Ale. Most importantly, it’s a delicious beer – hoppy and vibrant with a nice coffee character. We’re thrilled to partner with an icon like Dunkin’ again.” – Dan Kenary, Co-Founder & CEO
Harpoon Dunkin’ Summer Coffee Pale Ale is available starting this month, in 12-ounce cans and draft.
Image: Harpoon Brewery
Shiner Rośe Pale Ale, a new limited seasonal arrives ahead of Spring.
You don’t hear barrel-aging and the brewers of famed Shiner Bock in the same sentence. For the second time in months, the brewery is releasing a barrel-aged beer.
Rośe Pale Ale is a collaboration with Tyler, Texas-based Kiepersol Vineyards. Shiner uses a blend of ales fermented with grape must, and aged in the winery’s white oak wine barrels.
The base beer is brewed solely with Idaho-7 hops. The final beer’s flavor is touted as having flavors of “stone fruit, sticky pine, with earthy black tea notes, with a dry, oaky finish.”
Shiner Rośe Pale Ale is available nationally for a limited time in 12-ounce bottles and draft.