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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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Events Calendar

Athens Farmers Market at CCBC
Jul
5
Feb 21

Athens Farmers Market at CCBC

The Athens Farmers Market is returning April 12th!

  • We will be releasing a series of beers this market season called the Market Beer Series. Each beer will feature ingredients sourced from the farmers market. We'll kickoff with a Grisette brewed with purple carrots and daikon radishes from farms that participate in the Wednesday market! 
  • When guests purchase an onsite sampling tour during farmer market Wednesdays they will receive $4 back in farmers market tokens! Basically free tokens to spend as you choose!
  • The Athens Farmers Market will have live music and there will be ready made food available as well.
  • For more information on the Athens Farmers Market and vendors, check here.
The Austin Ulich Benefit Tour!
Jul
28
5:00 pm17:00

The Austin Ulich Benefit Tour!

A couple weeks ago one of our dearest #creaturecrew, Austin Ulich, was struck by a vehicle. He suffered from many broken bones on one side of his body and is now recovering after several surguries. To assist him in this time, we are going to host a benefit tour to raise money and lift his spirits!

We will feature live music from the Athens-renouned Creature Comforts band, The Lo-Fills, and we will have food available onsite. 

Austin was hired at CCBC right after we opened our doors in 2014 as tour staff and now works on our Commercial Sales Team as our Quality Sales Analyst. He is an avid cyclist and brings light and positivity to everyone around him. We hope you will join us for this very fun and very special tour to celebrate him and his road to recovery!

If you are interested in donating or taking part in these festivities in some capacity outside of regular attendance, please contact us at curious@ccbeerco.com.

Tiki Tour!
Jul
30
1:00 pm13:00

Tiki Tour!

Join us on July 30th for a very special Tiki-inspired tour with our friends from Seabear Oyster Bar! There will be housemade syrups for Athena and chargrilled oysters (courtesy of Seabear) as well as Athena Paradiso(s) on draft. 

Well also have live music from Kinky Waikiki!

Don't miss this fun Sunday tour event!

Athens Chef's Collaboration Dinner & Tour
Jul
31
7:00 pm19:00

Athens Chef's Collaboration Dinner & Tour

Join us on Monday, July 31st for a very special beer dinner and tour, which will feature chefs from Athens and Atlanta and will benefit The Giving Kitchen. The dinner will include 10 dishes pairing with Creature Comfortsbeer and a tour of the Tasting Room and production facility. There will also be an auction for a large Big Green Egg which will include a meal prepared by one of the chefs at the winner's private home at a later date. The entirety of the proceeds from the dinner tour and auction will benefit The Giving Kitchen.

Special thanks to the participating chefs/restaurants: Five and Ten,Hampton + Hudson Community Bar and RestaurantHeirloom Cafe & Fresh Markethome.madeJohanna NicolLRG ProvisionsThe National,SaltyardSeabear Oyster BarStaplehouse, and Wrecking Bar Brewpubas. We'd also like to thank Big Green Egg for providing a BGE for chefs to cook on and our auction item as well as Inland Seafood for providing seafood for the chefs to prepare!


Slammin' Hot Shredder Show
Jul
23
1:00 pm13:00

Slammin' Hot Shredder Show

Join us for the Slammin' Hot Shredder Show on Sunday, July 23rd. This event will work as the artist reception for our Skateboard Deck Art Show as well as a fundraiser for Skate Park Of Athens

The goal for the Skate Park Of Athens (SPOA): Phase 2 Expansion Project is to build a street course at the existing location (Southeast Clarke Park). SPOA was built in 2005 with SPLOST funds and a $10,000 grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation, but only half of the original vision was built out. They are currently in the fundraising phase of the project.

Skate Park of Athens has been collecting used skateboard decks from the local skate community & distributing the boards to local artists to re-design as they please. The finished boards will be displayed in an art show here at CCBC for the month of July. Just as SPOA will get new life through the expansion, so will these decks through their artistic transformation!

In addition to being the reception for artists, this event will provide the opportuny for folks to make donations to Skate Park Of Athens to help complete their project and will include a screening of Michael Lachowski’s 1980’s film of a DIY skate spot in Athens.

We'll also have live musical performances by:
Blanko
Crunchy
Space Dungeon

For more information on the bands, check their pages here:
https://blanko.bandcamp.com/releases
https://soundcloud.com/crunchy-10 
https://spacedungeoncollective.bandcamp.com/releases

Christmas in July Tour
Jul
22
1:00 pm13:00

Christmas in July Tour

Merry Christmas in July!

We are throwing a fun, special tour on July 22nd here at the brewery where we will feature some darker brews usually reserved for the cooler weather and holiday-time months.

The tour will feature specials such as Koko Buni, Double Koko Buni, and Condor on draft as well as delicious hand-crafted hotdogs from Pigman Goods!

Don't miss this fun tour!

Service Industry Appreciation Night: We did it!
Jul
17
5:00 pm17:00

Service Industry Appreciation Night: We did it!

Our next Service Industry Appreciation Night Tour will take place on Monday, July 17th! We'll have Cocktail Hour: The Wedding Band onsite for live music and DJ Mahogany with house music before and after their set. 

We will also have some snacks available for guests onsite. Remember that this event is FREE for all food & beverage service industry employees with proof of employment - this can be a business card, a work schedule or email on your smartphone, etc. All other guests are welcome and can pay the regular 36oz sampling tour price of $14. 

Cheers and we hope you will join us as we say THANK YOU to all those who serve our beer and make Athens incredible!

Check out more about the music here:
https://www.cocktailweddingband.com/ 
https://www.facebook.com/djmahogany75/

Normaltown Automatic Can Launch
Jul
8
Jul 9

Normaltown Automatic Can Launch

Join us on Saturday, July 8th, for a special Automatic can party in one of our favorite parts of Athens - Normaltown! The celebration will begin atNormal Bar where 1 beer will get you one slice of Automatic Pizza for FREE (while supplies last & one per person). Our friends at Hi-Lo Loungewill have a special menu feature and cans of Automatic as well and there will be a dance party at The Old Pal at 10PM with DJ Osmose. Be there!

Automatic Can Launch!
Jul
8
1:00 pm13:00

Automatic Can Launch!

Creatures! The time has come for us to release some delicious cans of Automatic to you. We'll be hosting our can launch on Saturday, July 8th, so be sure to join us to grab some of the first cans of Automatic for the summer!

We'll have live music onsite courtesy of TWEN, Subscriber, and Tom Visions

For more information on the bands, check here:
https://twen.bandcamp.com/
https://subscriber.bandcamp.com/ 
https://tombtelevision.bandcamp.com/ 

Cheers!

Fireworks at CCBC
Jul
1
1:00 pm13:00

Fireworks at CCBC

Join us on July 1st at the brewery for an extra long tour where we will take down our tent so that you can view the downtown Fireworks show! Bring blankets, lawn chairs, and whatever else you can think of to make you more comfortable (except anything that would block other guests from viewing the show) for this special tour.

More information to come so stay tuned!

CCBC Gallery: Call for Artists!
Jun
27
5:30 pm17:30

CCBC Gallery: Call for Artists!

Calling all artists!

We are working with the Skate Park of Athens to put on a skateboard deck art show for the month of July. SPOA will provide the boards and there are no creative limits to what artists can do with the skateboards– just short of destroying the deck! We will display the boards for the month of July in our CCBC Gallery and will have a special reception & skateboarding event on July 23rd (more details to come).

To register for a deck and pickup, click here.  

The goal for the Skate Park Of Athens (SPOA): Phase 2 Expansion Project is to build a street course at the existing location (Southeast Clarke Park). SPOA was built in 2005 with SPLOST funds and a $10,000 grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation, but only half of the original vision was built out. We are currently in the fundraising phase of the project and are reaching out into our flourishing community for all means of reaching our $80,000. To donate, head to their GoFundMe page here.

CCBC Gallery: Lou Kregel
Jun
23
Jul 9

CCBC Gallery: Lou Kregel

CCBC Gallery Featured Artist: Lou Kregel

On view Friday, June 23 through Sunday, July 9

Chances are, you’ve seen Lou Kregel’s work around Athens countless times, though you may not have known it was hers: the painted “T” pattern behind the counter at Creature Comforts’ neighbor Ted’s Most Best, the many dozens of chrysanthemum murals dotting the neighborhoods of Athens, and the 2016 AthFest & AthHalf designs are all Kregel’s handiwork.

Kregel has lived in Athens working as a painter and designer since 1992. Over the years, Kregel has become best known for her color-driven chrysanthemum murals, many of which have been recreated for this custom paper and paste installation at Creature Comforts. Her installation will be on view for a short two week run in the CCBC Gallery to celebrate AthFest 2017 (Friday, June 23–Sunday, June 25). Over the last year, Kregel has focused on developing her online shop, full of custom painted and printed home-goods from ceramic dishes to tea towels. For more information, please visit the artist’s website or contact the artist directly.

 http://www.loukregel.com/about.html

loukregel@gmail.com

Creature Comedy Night!
Jun
22
5:00 pm17:00

Creature Comedy Night!

We are hosting another Comedy Night here at CCBC on Thursday, June 22nd! We will post the full list of comedians when we have it. 

Just a heads up, we always host our Comedy Nights outside under our tent, so that our Tasting Room can stay family friendly. Please be advised that we recommend that if you would like to attend the comedy night that you are age 18+. Cheers!

Summer Solstice Tour & Dance Party
Jun
21
5:00 pm17:00

Summer Solstice Tour & Dance Party

Join us on June 21st as we celebrate the longest day of the year - the summer solstice! We will be hosting the Athens Farmers Market as usual on Wednesdays from 4-7PM and following that we will host a Silent Disco dance party from 8-10PM!

We'll be open an hour later than usual and there will be plenty of delicious beer to keep you cool on the longest day of daylight of the year!

Father's Day at CCBC
Jun
18
1:00 pm13:00

Father's Day at CCBC

Join us this Sunday for a special Father's Day Tour for some free live music and FREE 36oz sampling tours for all fathers. This is a way of saying THANK YOU to all the amazing dads out there from CCBC. What better way to say thank you than some delicious craft beer, sunshine, and quality time. 1-6PM. Cheers!

For more information on the band, check here:
https://www.reverbnation.com/jimcook4

CCBC SUMMER MUSIC SERIES: EINSCHLAGEN
Jun
16
5:00 pm17:00

CCBC SUMMER MUSIC SERIES: EINSCHLAGEN

Join us for some FREE tunes from Einschlagen from 7-10PM this Friday, June 16th for the third installment of our CCBC Summer Music Series! We will have plenty of delicious beer to go around, so be sure to put on your dancing shoes. Tours from 5-10PM and music from 7-10PM. 

For more information on the musicians, check here:
https://einschlagen.bandcamp.com/

Calculating Infinity Release
Jun
6
5:00 pm17:00

Calculating Infinity Release

We are excited to release our next small batch of innovative beer which was developed by two of our extremely talented brewers, Griffin HansZachary Schroeder

Calculating Infinity is a Crushable Pale Ale (5%ABV) made with Pacificia, Wakatu, and Palisade hops. The name was inspired by an album both brewers listened to growing up.

The beer pours a light, straw gold with a dense white head. A rich aroma of mandarin orange, geranium, and lemongrass greet the nose. The flavor follows suit with creamy kiwi, melon, pineapple, and light lime zest. A crisp bitterness rounds this beer out and packs flavor and aroma into a tidy package worthy of a hot Georgia June. 

For the release, we'll of course have some live music to go with this musical themed brew, courtesy of The Buffalo Ruckus!

#variationsonapaleale

CCBC GALLERY: Carlee Ingersoll
May
30
Jun 18

CCBC GALLERY: Carlee Ingersoll

The Universe Within Us: Illustrations by Carlee Ingersoll

On view in the CCBC Gallery Tuesday, May 30 through Sunday, June 18

Carlee Ingersoll, an Athens-based artist, creates illustrations of creatures formed by complex, interlocking patterns. Concentric circles, dots, and swirls join the inner shapes of the animals, creating the illusion of scales, feathers, or spots.

The title of this solo show, The Universe Within Us, derives from a quote by the contemporary astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson:

“When I look up at the night sky, and I know that, yes, we are part of this Universe, we are in this Universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up — many people feel small, ’cause they’re small and the Universe is big, but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars.”

–Neil deGrasse Tyson in an interview for TIME Magazine, March 2012

The stars in the sky, the animals on earth, humankind: we are all made of the same stardust, the same molecules that join together to create life. Just as cosmic particles collide to eventually grow into a flower on Earth, the patterns of Ingersoll’s art unite to create an image of a fox, octopus, or snail.

All works on view are for sale, each priced at $40 (some frames included). Please contact the artist with purchase inquiries at carlee.ingersoll@gmail.com or email curious@ccbeerco.com with general inquiries into the CCBC Gallery exhibitions.

Tritonia Can Release!
May
25
5:00 pm17:00

Tritonia Can Release!

Creatures, the time has come to present to you: cans of Tritonia with Cucumber and Lime! Now you can take Tritonia almost everywhere you go - to the beach, to the pool, to mow your lawn, and most importantly to your home/front porch to enjoy. Read more about this beer and watch our Tasting Notes with the Brewers session here.

We'll also be have some FREE live music AND stand-up comedy for this release!

The comedy lineup:
Anthony Driver
Lanny Farmer
Will Froskey
Landon Levarius Lackey
Samm Severin
Brandon Varn

Hosted By Mark Taylor

We'll update the page with more info on music when we have it. Cheers!

Avid Bookshop Pop Up & Live Music
May
20
1:00 pm13:00

Avid Bookshop Pop Up & Live Music

We will be hosting Avid Bookshop *this* Saturday from 1-4pm for a Pop Up book sale in which 100% of the profits from ALL books sold will go to Get Comfortable! This is an extremely generous gesture from our favorite local Athens bookshop, so we definitely hope you will come grab some books and give those folks some love while you sip on a Tritonia with Cucumber and Lime.

We'll also have some live music from The Albions and Tallulah George! Be sure to stop by from 1-6pm!

No Holds Barred Can Release
May
19
5:00 pm17:00

No Holds Barred Can Release

We will be releasing our newest small, innovative batch of beer on May 19th at 5pm! 

No Holds Barred is a pumped up hoppy blonde ale that pours bright golden like the beautiful mane of Mr. America himself with a light lacing of white foam. The aroma is full of geranium & orange peel and drinks dry with assertive bitterness reminiscent of lemongrass and kaffir lime. Hops lead the charge but are supported by a pleasant cracker like malt backbone and a dry finish. No Holds Barred packs enough flavor for Thunder Lips into a package small enough for mere mortals to imbibe. 

Beer: No Holds Barred
Style: American Blonde Ale
ABV: 4.1%
Distro: Brewery only

We're going to do a Tasting with the Brewers on Facebook Live on Friday around 4:30pm, so be sure to tune in for that to ask questions!

Crawfish Boil Tour!
May
13
1:00 pm13:00

Crawfish Boil Tour!

We will be hosting a special fun tour on Saturday, May 13th! Gulf Coast Crawfish Co. will be onsite for a crawfish boil. We will also have live music from Coastal Rhythms Steel Band. Be sure to check our draft list which we update daily to see what's on draft:

http://www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com/tasting-room/

Pricing info from our friends at Gulf Coast Crawfish Co.: Boiled shrimp (9/12 count) per half pound with boiled sides will be $12 and boiled Crawfish with sides will be 2 pounds for $15.

Cash is best but cards can be swiped!

CCBC Gallery: Meredith Elder
May
9
May 28

CCBC Gallery: Meredith Elder

CCBC Gallery Featured Artist: Meredith Elder

Paintings on view Tuesday, May 9 through Sunday, May 28

This month in the CCBC Gallery, we’re so excited to feature one of our most creative Creature Comforts staff members, Meredith Elder! Meredith, who has worked at the brewery since our second anniversary (April 2016), graduated from the University of Georgia in December with a major in Advertising and a minor in Art. The artist focused on printmaking and graphic design during school and has since developed this new series of cowboy-inspired paintings, on view for the first time here at the brewery.

A comic book-like arrangement of the canvases aids the careful layering of formal elements– color, pattern, and three-dimensional textures– in linking the series together. Each canvas acts as a comic panel, read through the viewer’s stream of consciousness as prompted by the formal elements. By piecing together illustration, pattern, and poetic quips, the artist intends to challenge the boundaries of “fine art”, creating an mixed media installation that is wholly original.

We're thrilled to be able to spotlight the artwork of one of our very own #creaturecrew and we are so grateful to have Meredith on our staff. In addition to working on our tour staff, she also uses her talents to help us with graphic design work here at the brewery. Cheers to this Creature!

The Get Curious Variety Show & Brunch
May
7
11:00 am11:00

The Get Curious Variety Show & Brunch

We are so excited to kick off our new Sunday tour hours with The Get Curious Variety Show & Brunch with The World FamousAudrey Beauchamp will be hosting the show and we will have Athenamosas (our take on the mimosa) available with food for your eating and drinking pleasure.

About the variety show:
We will have an online registration open now through Friday, May 5 through the link in the "Tickets URL" as well as at the bottom of this page. If any performance spots remain open (there are a total of 18), we will allow people to register in person at the brewery between 11am and 12:30pm on Sunday, May 7 (the day of the event).

Applicants will be notified by CCBC on a rolling basis whether or not they can perform. Performance spots are first come, first served.

Performers will receive a free onsite sampling tour ($14 value) if they register in advance!
http://bit.ly/2oZpBNC

Blue Star Release
May
2
5:00 pm17:00

Blue Star Release

We are so excited to release our next innovative small batch of beer, Blue Star, next week on May 2nd! Blue Star was inspired by a donut from Blue Star Donuts in Portland, OR. The beer features passion fruit, cocoa nibs from Condor Chocolates, El Dorado & Simcoe hops, and lactose (no actual donuts are in it). The lactose helps round out and smooth the fruit flavor and also mimics the glaze on a donut while the hops create depth and support the fruit flavor. The beer was also kettle soured, which also highlights and balances out the passion fruit. We hope you enjoy this culinary inspired beer as much as we do!

Get Comfortable with Action Ministries
Apr
26
8:00 pm20:00

Get Comfortable with Action Ministries

This is our final month for Get Comfortable 2016-2017! We're looking great towards our $100,000 goal so let's finish out the campaign strong. We will be highlighting Action Ministries this month. 

  • Action Ministries mission is "to mobilize Clarke County communities to address the challenges of poverty by focusing on hunger relief, housing, and education." 
  • They have several different programs designed to provide their extensive network of community partners and volunteers with tools and expertise to lead fellow Georgians out of poverty.
  • Here are a few programs they offer: Our Daily Bread-serves breakfast and lunch 7 days a week, Adult Education/GED prepSmart Lunch Smart Kid-delivers lunch to children during the summer, Volunteer Income Tax AssistanceNursing Care and Legal Services
  • The volunteer stations at the brewery will be different every Wednesday this month:
    • Hygiene Kits 
    • Smart Lunch Smart Kid Enrichment Kits-kits with school supplies to be delivered along with meals.  
    • GED Supplies Packets 
    • Smart Lunch Smart Kid Meals 

For more info, head to getcomfortableathens.com!

CCBC Gallery: a collaborative installation by Madeline Bates & Jen Holt
Apr
26
May 7

CCBC Gallery: a collaborative installation by Madeline Bates & Jen Holt

Brewing great beer is equal parts hard science and thoughtful artistry. Taking inspiration from this concept, local artists Madeline Bates and Jen Holt have created a collaborative installation of photographic prints that blur the line between scientific documentation and organic artistic interpretation of the world.

For this installation, the artists use their traditional photographic methods (silver photograms and cyanotypes) to draw attention to the nature-made foundations of brewing beer. Each artist created one-of-a-kind prints that illustrate the four basic ingredients in all beer: water, malted grain, hops, and yeast. Jen Holt uses an enlarger in her silver photogram process that enables her to capture microscopic close-ups of yeast and hop flowers. Madeline Bates uses the cyanotype process– a kind of print made with exposure to the sun– to render the changes that water and grain undergo throughout the brewing process.

This show highlights Creature Comforts' third anniversary while continuing our annual commitment to feature environmental artwork in honor of Earth Day (4/22).

3 Year Anniversary Tours! (Saturday & Sunday)
Apr
22
Apr 23

3 Year Anniversary Tours! (Saturday & Sunday)

Join us on April 22nd and 23rd for our two-tour 3 Year Anniversary celebration!  We will be pre-selling tour vouchers for the Early Creature Tours on 4/22 and 4/23 which will take place from 11am-1pm each day with regular tours hours on Saturday from 1-6pm and a tour on Sunday from 1-6pm, both of which will be first come first, serve.**  The price for the regular tours on these days will be $30.

Tour vouchers will include guaranteed access to the list of beers below, 36oz to sample onsite, a more intimate setting, and limited edition anniversary stemware (which will also be available at the regular tours). 10% of tour revenue for the *entire* weekend will go to Get Comfortable, and we will have live music both days as well as food available onsite. The Early Creature Tour vouchers are $40.

Check out the links below for more information on tour vouchers, which will go on sale on Saturday, April 8th at 2pm!

**Although these beers are guaranteed for the Early Creature Tours, we expect many of these beers will also be available during regular tour hours, but with no guarantees. 

Triangulation Release Tour
Apr
21
5:00 pm17:00

Triangulation Release Tour

We are excited to release Triangulation!

Triangulation is an adaptation and refinement of a beer previously released from our Curious Series of beers, The Curious No. 3. The Curious Series is a limited release series designed to explore new techniques, flavors and ingredients. Triangulation is our first beer from The Curious Series to receive a unique name and be produced on a larger scale. 

Like the historical use of triangles to trace a journey from known points, we’re able to trace back the genealogy of this beer to its very beginning. From Reclaimed Rye to See the Stars to The Curious No. 3, the navigation that has lead us to the creation of this beer has been full of discovery, technical lessons, and growth.  The knowledge we have gleaned has culminated here – in Triangulation. 

Triangulation is a mixed fermentation ale (8.6%) fermented in third use bourbon barrels with blackberries. The beer is soft, balanced and clean and has a bright acidity in addition to flavors of almond, biscotti, tart cherry and blackberry. The various bright flavors lay on top of a nutty, oak base that brings structure to the flavor while also balancing out the beer’s acidity. 

In addition to fermenting in barrels with our house-mixed culture of yeast and bacteria, Triangulation underwent a secondary fermentation with blackberries to complement the flavor. The label artwork for the beer was designed by Athens Artist and Creature Comforts Tour Staff member Melissa Merrill. Melissa derived the watercolor medium for the original artwork from blackberries. 

The Triangulation to-go tours will be $15 with one souvenir bottle. Guests can purchase to-go tours that include up to two souvenir bottles of Triangulation for $30. We will also have a special draft list available with our 36oz Tasting Tour for $14. This tour is first come, first serve.

Live music will be provided by local bands BlankoNeighbor Lady. and a special surprise guest performance by DEGA. RSVP here.

Tropicalisima Release
Apr
18
5:00 pm17:00

Tropicalisima Release

Tropicalisima is a Double IPA brewed with Citra, Centennial, and Galaxy hops (the same as in Tropicalia - just a lot more!). The malt bill is similar to Tropicália and we used the same yeast as in Duende, so the beer has a slightly creamy mouthfeel and a hazy golden orange color. Upon pouring we get floral, honeydew, and orange characters in the aroma. These notes prepare your palate for the orange peel, mango, lemon custard, and grapefruit pith. The lingering bitterness finishes clean in this tropical fruit-forward DIPA. 
Come grab a 6pk to go tour as part of our Anniversary week celebration on April 18th. The beer will also be on draft!

Musical guests Whispering Gypsies will be playing a set at 5:30PM. We hope to see you there!
Can artwork by local artist Jerrod Landon Porter.