“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.”Read More
Creature Comforts Brewery Blog
When we heard that the Shelton Brothers were going to hold their annual The Festival event in Atlanta, Georgia, one of two markets where our beer is distributed, we were excited, anxious, and all around proud. We of course know what an amazing craft beer culture exists in Atlanta, filled with educated and loyal consumers and retailers, and we wanted to make sure that we could do our part to shine a light on it for others to see. Therefore, we went to work to collaborate with our industry friends to create some amazing experiences for the general public and industry guests coming in from out of town.
Now looking back about two weeks removed, we can certainly say that Atlanta did not disappoint. There were dozens of incredible events, Georgia beer lovers turned out in droves, and excitement for the Festival filled the air and was palpable all weekend long.
Below you'll find a snapshot of CCBC at The Festival -- a little of the experience through our eyes -- photos of beers, Creatures, friends, Creatures waiting on beers, friends sharing beer, friends enjoying beers. Some of the photos are silly and some of them are not, but all of them show a little part of what makes up this incredible industry.
All in all, we just wanted to say thanks to everyone who showed up for The Festival, the Shelton Brothers who decided to throw the event in Atlanta, and all of our friends in the industry that came together to make an unforgettable experience. We think it was perhaps the greatest weekend for beer in the history of Georgia, and as our state laws finally make a step toward supporting Georgia's local breweries this weekend, we are once again excited, anxious and overall proud to be a part of Georgia beer's story.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!
The Broadside Exhibition Project: Verse 1
The Broadside Exhibition Project: Verse 1 has been rescheduled from November 2017 to March 2018. The application deadline will be extended to January 7, 2018 in an effort to allow more local artists and poets to participate.
All applications received thus far will remain on file through the deadline extension.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We hope you will join us for this very special event which includes some of Athens' & Atlanta's finest chefs from 5&10, Hampton & Hudson, Heirloom Cafe, Home.made, Johanna Nicol, LRG Provisions, The National, Saltyard, Seabear, Staplehouse, and Wrecking Bar Brewpub.Read More
Get an inside look at our Barrel Room as our Wood Cellar Manager, Blake Tyers, pulls nails with our CEO, Chris Herron and discusses upcoming projects.Read More
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.Read More
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...Read More
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!Read More
We are thrilled to release Tritonia with Cucumber and Lime this month! The beer will be available on draft early May in addition to being packaged in 12oz cans for the first time in late May.Read More
“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.”Read More
"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.Read More
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!Read More
We are looking forward to expanding here in the city and community that we love so much.Read More
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.Read More
Join us on November 22nd for the onsite release of Oh, Fantastic Then! (5.6%) a Pale Ale made with hard-to-find Southern Passion hops, along with Azacca & Mosaic!Read More
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.Read More
Be sure to check out our notes on our newest limited release beer: Duende!Read More