“The idea of a Table Beer is not new, and in fact it is practically the genesis for beer,” says our Co-founder and CEO Chris Herron. “Our goal was to design a beer that serves as a complement to food rather than a distraction – something unpretentious, that is meant to simply be enjoyed with friends around the dinner table.”
Subtle Alchemy is a series of continuously evolving expressions from our wood cellar. Each blend is unique in its parts and singular in the moment in time it is created. The flavors expressed will follow the ebbs and flows of our barrel program.
It’s that time again! We are excited to release Athena Paradiso with passion fruit and guava (4.5%) on draft as well as in 12oz cans late August. Athena Paradiso is our fruited treatment of Athena, our year-round Berliner Weisse.
Automatic is a modern pale ale (5.2%abv) that features a prominent hop flavor and aroma. A mix of Mosaic and Crystal hops are used to create a delicate balance and give the beer an aroma that features a complex array of berry, citrus, herbal, and pine notes.
“Cosmik Debris should always be kept cold and consumed as fresh as possible,” says our Co-Founder and Brewmaster Adam Beauchamp. “Allowing it to age would lessen the brilliant, fresh aroma that we worked to infuse into the beer.”
Since we opened our doors, we have had a fanatical commitment to quality. We strive to invest 10% of capital expenditures on quality initiatives. We employ a full time lab manager with extensive industry experience with whom I work diligently with to maintain all of our beers as “true to brand,” and have a staff of nearly 20 trained tasters.
Koko Buni is our milk porter (6.8%) brewed with toasted coconut, cocoa nibs, coffee and vanilla. The flavors are rich and velvety – perfect for cooler days and evenings. As with most of our brews, a key characteristic of Koko Buni is balance in flavor. None of the flavors are overpowering or fatiguing on the palate.
“Transmission is the result of two breweries who have the same vision in mind: to represent craft beer on a local level, using artists’ passion and to be completely dedicated to the craft,” said Arizona Wilderness Founder Jon Buford. “Oh, and to have a ton of fun while doing it.”
“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,” - Co‐Founder and Brewmaster Adam Beauchamp.
We are excited to release the sixth brew from The Curious Series on April 30! The base beer of The Curious No. 6 is a mixed culture, tart blonde ale that was fermented in wine barrels. In addition to aging in wine barrels, the beer underwent a secondary fermentation on Georgia peaches.
We have collaborated with Brooklyn-based Other Half Brewing Company to brew a Baltic Porter named, The King’s Ransom. This beer was packaged in 12-ounce cans and will be released on April 8th here at the brewery!
"Cosmik Debris is a modern take on a double IPA that features more than 5 and a half pounds of hops per barrel. The beer is released in March because the freshest and most choice hops are made available to brewers typically around February." - Adam Beauchamp, Co-founder & Brewmaster
"This is the beer we plan to make again when we get new, freshly emptied wine barrels..As a result of using fresh barrels every time, Emergence will never be the exact same beer twice, and we are extremely proud of the 2015 vintage." - Wood Cellar and Specialty Brand Manager, Blake Tyers.
Last week we were able to visit the wonderful place that is the 1000 Faces roaster for a special cupping with some of their amazing staff: Ben, Alex (who used to work with us here at CCBC!), and Neal. Our Head Brewer Blake, attended the cupping to determine which coffee would be used for our Imperial Coffee Stout - Breakfast with Paul. After a lot of discussion and collaboration with the incredible folks at 1000 Faces, Blake decided to do a blend of a couple of different coffees (Finca Idealista + Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza to be exact) for this very special beer.
As many of you know, we have been fighting for better beer laws in Georgia for the last year. We wouldn’t say that this battle has been totally victorious, but legislation is certain moving in the right direction for craft beer in the state of Georgia.
Make Creature Comforts a part of your weekend plans. With events going on Friday and Saturday this will be a great weekend to visit the brewery, take a tour, and enjoy some locally crafted beers from Athens newest award winning brewery!