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271 W Hancock Ave
Athens, GA, 30601

Brewery Hours: 

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 5-10pm  
Friday: 3-10pm
Saturday: 1-10pm
Sunday: 1-6pm

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Creature Comforts Brewery Blog

Filtering by Author: Chris Herron

Transmission

Chris Herron

“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.”

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Automatic!

Chris Herron

“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.

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The Curious No. 6

Chris Herron

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.

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Emergence

Chris Herron

"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. 

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Thank you to Louisa Powell!

Chris Herron

Visitors to the tasting room in the last year will have noticed the peculiar fixture that is Outflow, an expansive sculpture of foam, plaster and conduit piping created by the formerly local, contemporary artist Louisa Powell. After this weekend, the sculpture will be removed to make way for an exciting upcoming renovation in the tasting room. Saturday’s public tour (January 9, 1-4pm) will be the final opportunity to view the sculpture. Louisa, her friends and family will be present for a closing reception to celebrate the curious life of this work of art.

Installed in January 2015, Outflow was the product of four months of careful layering, carving, sanding and painting of various types of foam to create the sculpture’s main body, an intricate network of caverns and crevices. When this portion was completed and installed at the brewery, Louisa fixed upon the wall conduit piping that emerges up and out of the foam body, effectively blending the imaginative and artistic with the mundane, functional elements of the space.

Outflow is a one of Louisa’s sculptural “site interventions”, an artistic response to an architectural interior that takes shape in the creation of a site-specific structural system. Louisa’s sculpture fuses non-functional artistic elements with the existing, operative components of the space to blur divisions between form and function, or between “art” and “non-art”. In this way, Louisa poses the work of art as an integral, interactive element of the space and prompts the viewer to consider the experiential value of encountering a work of art. Represented in this blending of sculptural elements, the breakdown of the divisions that guide our typical mental processes serves as the foundation for Louisa’s work and her creative process. 

“My work is very much about exploring the limitations of such cultural conventions as language. Language breaks our world into categories and parts.  I am curious what might enter our awareness if we could visualize our universe as the highly connected reality that it is rather than a collection of disparate parts.” –Louisa Powell

 

The sculpture was installed between the tasting room entryway and the smaller bar, positioning it as one of the first elements of the space viewers encountered.

Louisa’s creative process is based on mindful surrendering, a method she finds truer to the process of life than devising a rigid scheme for a new work of art. On the development of her method, Louisa reflects: “I was looking to find my way into a much more nuanced, and gradually unfolding reality.  I could only believe in the rightness of my decision-making when I allowed for exploration without predetermined goals.”

 The title Outflow reflects the important influence of Louisa’s recent discovery of the work of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a leading proponent of positive psychology. “He has devoted his life to the study of a phenomenon that came to his attention in the 1970s called the ‘optimal experience’ or the ‘flow state,” Louisa commented. “The terms refer to a state of extreme fulfillment described by participants across diverse disciplines that can only result from their complete engagement with the task at hand." Outflow, then, can be seen as an embodiment of Louisa’s creative “flow state” responsible for the sculpture’s production. Along the same lines, Outflow represents the spirit of passion, creativity, and curiosity that Creature Comforts hopes to inspire in every visit to the tasting room.

Over the last year, Outflow has been an object of curiosity within the brewery walls that inspires questioning and discussion of the nature of art in the tasting room. Louisa’s work embodies the very nature of curiosity and the joy of creative discovery, something that Creature Comforts as a brewery is always focused on.   The brewery could not be more proud to have Louisa's work as the first semi-permanent art in the Tasting Room for is first full year of operations and is thankful to have had the opportunity to house this incredible work. 

About the artist:

Louisa was born outside of Washington, D.C. and spent her childhood in Chevy Chase, Maryland. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD and intended to pursue architecture before shifting her interests to sculpture and moving to the South. Louisa received her Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia in May 2015. Louisa has since moved back to her hometown of Washington, D.C. where she is growing a commission-based charcoal drawing business in addition to continuing with her sculptural work.

 Louisa’s website: http://www.carbonrendered.com/

CUPPING WITH 1000 FACES FOR BREAKFAST WITH PAUL

Chris Herron

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.

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OUR FIRST BOTTLE RELEASE

Chris Herron

Saturday was a huge day for us here at the brewery.  We held our first bottle release tour for a beer we have been waiting on and working on since we opened last year.  And although we still cannot sell beer onsite, this day would not have been possible without the recent law changes last July.  Last Saturday we were able to see the fruits of our labor, and the labor of so many others who are invested in the beer community in the state of Georgia.

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Cosmik Debris

Chris Herron

Back in the 70’s a musician named Frank Zappa wrote a song where he narrates an experience of running into a mystery man and proceeding to blow his mind.  That song is called “Cosmik Debris”.   

Soon after Tropicalia’s warm reception in the Atlanta and Athens markets, we knew we wanted to create a double IPA with the intention of making a beer that is still very balanced, but with a more assertive hop aroma and flavor.  So we brewed Cosmik Debris, a double IPA that showcases intense aromas and takes you on a wonderful journey of flavors.  This fruit forward, yet dry double IPA is perfect for a warm spring or summer day.

We hope you enjoy Cosmik Debris’ sensory journey, and we hope it blows your mind!