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!
The King’s Ransom is a strong, chocolaty Baltic Porter with a 10.2 percent ABV. In order to develop a rich and silky character, The King’s Ransom has a big, complex malt bill that features several types of dark or roasted malt in addition to the crystal and Munich malts. Although the brew does not contain any smoked malt, after its fermentation it developed a smooth, smoky quality.
“The intention was to develop a cohesive, but nuanced malt-driven beer that is rich and luscious, but not cloying,” said Co-Founder and Brewmaster Adam Beauchamp. “Creature Comforts is well-versed in lager brewing because of our experience dialing in the Bibo recipe over the course of a few years now, and Other Half is very versatile when it comes to recipe creation. So they brought a wealth of knowledge on flavor development.”
The name The King’s Ransom was agreed on while we listened to a Blackstar album during the brewing process with the brewer's from Other Half. The name is a nod to Mos Def’s first verse in the track “Re:Definition”.
The King’s Ransom will be available on-site at Creature Comforts and at select events around Athens and Atlanta, so be sure to mark your calendars for our April 8th tour if you want to try this incredible beer!