Be sure to come by the tour next Thursday, July 14th, for our very special Mutualism tour! We couldn't be more excited about this beer and our friends from Jester King Brewery will be there to hang out along with some of our brewers!
A little about the beer:
The base beer for Mutualism is a pilsner brewed using local wheat and grits from Georgia-‐based DaySpring Farms. The finished pilsner underwent a secondary fermentation with a blend of both the house-mixed cultures of yeast & bacteria from our brewery as well as Jester King's. The beer was then bottle conditioned for five months.
“We both have a strong admiration for beers that represent a time and a place, so from the beginning we wanted to merge our house flavors to represent our places coming together and the South,” said our Wood Cellar and Specialty Brand Manager Blake Tyers. “We decided to blend our house mixed cultures and also use grits, sourced from local Georgia DaySpring Farms, to represent a staple in Southern homes.”
Mutualism is dry, round and defined with a 5.5% ABV. The brew has an aroma of minerality, citrus zest, pear skin, floral hops and rustic grains. The flavor of Mutualism follows the aroma with a light, bright acidity and finishes with minerality and a continental hop bitterness.
"Mutualism really speaks to the common philosophies between Creature Comforts and Jester King,” said Jester King Founder Jeffrey Stuffings. “We love crisp, hoppy lagers and mixed culture fermentation farmhouse ales, and this beer combines the two approaches. Plus, it was great to work with Creature Comforts! They're great people and feel like a sibling brewery to us."
Athens-‐based illustrator and Tour Staff member, Melissa Merrill, designed the label art for Mutualism. The label depicts both breweries’ logos as one cohesive unit, representative of the symbiotic qualities of beer. Inspired by the collaborative brew, Merrill painted the original artwork for the label with a watercolor medium derived from our two breweries’ combinedhouse‐mixed cultures.
“The entire team is super proud of this beer,” said Tyers. “Balanced and complex, yet soft, it’s the beer we dreamed of making,”
For more details on the beer, check out this podcast with interview from Blake Tyers:
**Onsite Facility Tour & Tasting with 36oz of samples: $14
**Onsite Facility Tour & Tasting with 36oz of samples & (1) souvenir 750ml bottle of Mutualism: $29
**Onsite Facility Tour & Tasting with 36oz of samples & (2) souvenir 750ml bottles of Mutualism: $44
**Onsite Facility Tour & (1) souvenir 750ml bottle of Mutualism: $15
**Onsite Facility Tour & (2) souvenir 750ml bottles of Mutualism: $30
**All tour guests must complete their onsite facility tour before obtaining their to-go souvenir bottle(s).