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271 W Hancock Ave
Athens, GA, 30601

Brewery Hours: 
Tuesday - Thursday 5-9pm  
Friday 5-10pm
Saturday 1-6pm
Sunday: 1-6pm

 

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Creature Comforts Brewery Blog

A New Series: Subtle Alchemy

Shannon Vinson

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.

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The Return of Athena Paradiso

Shannon Vinson

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.

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CCBC Gallery: Jourdan Joly

Shannon Vinson

CCBC Gallery Featured Artist: Jourdan Joly
Tuesday, August 8–Sunday, September 3

Jourdan Joly’s ice cream cones look good enough to eat, but don’t be fooled: they’re actually made of cast resin! Joly was one of the CCBC Gallery’s first featured artists, exhibiting several of his nautical rope sculptures at the brewery in early 2015 while completing his master’s degree in sculpture at the University of Georgia. Joly has since moved back to his native Florida, returning to Athens just to share this special end-of-summer treat of an exhibition.

Joly works with anything he can get his hands on: wood, scrap metal, rope, recyclable bits and bobs, and so on. He sees the world as full of opportunities for composition and recomposition. The artist’s work tends to highlight a playful back-and-forth between the process and the product, the parts and the whole. Joly has recently focused on developing his cast resin ice cream cones, a delightfully deceptive series that represents the illusory nature of the artist’s body of work.

Joly’s ice cream cones were recently featured in the issue #33 of Uppercase Magazine (April/May/June 2017) as well as on Create! Magazine’s blog (July 2, 2017). Joly collaborated with the art group MILAGROS Collective for an installation in Ephemera Obscura, an exhibition on view at New Orleans’ Contemporary Arts Center through October 1, 2017.

Check out more of Joly’s work on his website: http://jourdanjoly.com/studio/
And follow his studio work on Instagram: @jourdanjoly

Join us Sunday, September 3 for an event celebrating the closing of Joly’s show and the winding down of summer: the Summer’s End Scoop Fest!  We will host the artist at the brewery for meet and greet with customers, casting demos, and more fun art activities. We’ll also have real ice cream available from a surprise vendor. Stay tuned for more details!

CCBC Gallery: Call for Artists!

Shannon Vinson

The Broadside Exhibition Project: Verse 1

Exhibition on view Tuesday, November 14 through Sunday, December 10, 2017 in Creature Comforts’ CCBC Gallery and various locations across Athens

Organized by Creature Comforts’ Get Artistic program, The Broadside Exhibition Project is an annual show of curated collaborations between poets and artists. The project's first iteration, Verse 1, will be displayed across multiple locations in Athens, GA in November and December 2017. Up to twenty pairs of poets and visual artists will be selected to collaborate and create original broadsides together, which will be displayed in the mini-exhibits around town. This is an exciting opportunity for artists to work across mediums– from visual to writing and back– and grow with their community into new creative territory.

So, what is a broadside? At first glance, a broadside reads as a poster: a large print featuring a combination of text and images that is, significantly, displayed in a public space. However, broadsides serve an artistic purpose beyond the didactic utility of posters. Broadsides provide a uniquely communal experience of a form of art that is typically enjoyed privately and intellectually, as in a book of poetry. The Get Artistic program aims to create opportunities for Creature Comforts’ community and consumers to connect with art in dynamic ways. Get Artistic brings people together, with art and with beer, in order to strengthen our community bonds and enliven our creative spirit. This is why The Broadside Exhibition Project: Verse 1 is one part gallery show, one part public art project.

The online application for poets and visual artists will be open through September 30, 2017 or until up to twenty poet/artist pairs are selected. Collaborations may be assigned on a rolling basis or, at the latest, by October 7. Design collaboration and printing will take place in October. Because of the time-sensitive nature of the collaboration project, only submissions by poets and artists local to the Athens area will be accepted.

Please fill out the online application, linked below, to be considered for the project. Both poets and visual artists must submit examples of their work to apply. Applications must also include a statement of intent, relevant background information, and links to online portfolios, if possible.

Please feel free to contact us at curious@ccbeerco.com with any questions. 

Watch the Hands, Not the Cards — The Magic of Megabrew (Op-ed for Good Beer Hunting)

Shannon Vinson

The sale of craft breweries to AB InBev is becoming more and more common, and just like anything, the more common something becomes, the more normal it starts to feel, and the more people start to wonder, does it really matter? It all depends on why the craft breweries are being bought by AB InBev, and I think the answer is much more complicated, if conservative, than we realize...

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NEW EXTENDED TOUR HOURS!

Shannon Vinson

We are so fortunate to be able to extend our tour hours for our Tasting Room starting in May! From now on we will be open one hour later on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and will now be open on Sundays from 1-6PM! We thank Athens and the surrounding areas for supporting us these last three years so that we can get to the point of being open longer and therefore giving more guests the chance to attend our educational tours and try our brews. Cheers!

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Cosmik Debris 2017

Shannon Vinson

“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.”

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"Chocolate Tells a Story"

Shannon Vinson

"The store & sourcing the beans from Equador is meant to be an homage to our mother," Nick continues. Condor Chocolates which opened up in December of 2014 is embarking on some changes in the next couple of months that will enable them to double their capacity.

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Our Future New Brewery!

Shannon Vinson

We have spent some time at our new space exploring and imagining where future brewery machines & equipment will go the last few weeks. We want you to come along on this journey with us as well! Here are some photos from our latest exploration. This space will undergo some huge transformations, which is very exciting. We'll be sure to keep you updated as we make changes and start building out the space!

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Oh, Fantastic Then! & Our Commitment to Quality

Shannon Vinson

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.

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The Buni is back!

Shannon Vinson

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.

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