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  • Grub Notes: Creature Comforts Releases New IPA and More Athens Beer News

    Creature Comfort's latest small-batch brew, an IPA called Crescendo, will be released at its tasting room tonight on draft and Friday in four-packs of 16-ounce cans.

    The brewery describes Crescendo as "a slightly hazy IPA with notes of honeydew, white peach skin, pineapple, and orange" from the El Dorado, Galaxy and Grungeist hops. It's 7.2% ABV.

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  • Grub Notes: Gov. Deal Signs Craft Brewery Bill and More Beer News

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    Beer lovers will soon be able to buy up to a case of beer a day from their favorite brewery after Gov. Nathan Deal signed a law this morning loosening restrictions on breweries, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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  • Grub Notes: Even More Beer News (and Baseball!)

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    "Yes, the Braves are terrible, but at least we're drunk."

    It's Athens Beer Week, and there's even more going on than we could cram into this rather lengthy roundup of local beer news.

    In addition to Terrapin's 15th anniversary event Saturday, Creature Comforts will celebrate its third anniversary Apr. 22 and 23, and tickets go on sale tomorrow (there are two levels, $30 and $40). The tour entitles you to 36 ounces of beer samples, and you can choose from among a list of 30.

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  • In the Loop: Cheers! Watkinsville Approves Sunday Sales

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    Watkinsville voters overwhelmingly approved the Sunday sales of alcoholic drinks in the city’s restaurants and the Sunday sales of beer and wine in the city’s convenience stores in voting in the special election that ended Tuesday.

    Vote rturnout was low, but the margins in favor of Sunday sales in the city were even higher than they were when county voters approved Sunday sales last November.

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  • In the Loop: Gov. Deal Bet 12 Tropicalias on the Falcons Game

    It's hard to imagine Baptist Gov. Nathan Deal kicking back with a cold one to watch some football, but if he does, he has good taste. Deal included 12 Athens-made Creature Comforts Tropicalias in a wager with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker over this weekend's Falcons-Packers game.

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  • In the Loop: Creature Comforts Is Building a Second Brewery in Boulevard

    Creature Comforts will renovate part of an old mill off Chase Street just north of Boulevard into an $8 million new brewery slated to open this fall, the  Athens company announced today.

    The Athens-Clarke County Commission unanimously approved a $475,000 taxpayer contribution to the project at a specially called meeting tonight. The county Industrial Development Authority will use the money to buy brewing equipment that it will lease to Creature Comforts for a nominal fee for five years, after which Creature Comforts will own the equipment.

    "This is an Athens company, and we want to keep those expansions here," ACC Manager Blaine Williams said.

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  • Grub Notes: Beer Roundup: Releases From Creature Comforts, Terrapin, New Brewpub Akademia

     

    Athens brewery Creature Comforts is releasing two limited-edition releases this month, Southerly Love and Get Comfortable.

    Back for the first time since 2014 is Southerly Love (6.4% ABV), an American Wild Ale brewed with Belgian brettanomyces yeast and Idaho 7, Cascade and Crystal hops, giving it papaya and tangerine flavors to go with brett beers’ trademark funk. The collaboration with Florida’s 7venth Sun Brewery will be available on draft and in 750-milliliter souvenir bombers at the brewery starting Jan. 17.

    University of Georgia scientific illustration major Katie Schmidt designed the label, pictured above.

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  • In the Loop: Sunday Booze Is Now Legal in Oconee County

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    ^Everyone in Oconee County this morning.

    Restaurants, groceries and convenience stores in Oconee County currently selling beer, wine and alcoholic drinks are free to do so on Sunday.

    The Oconee County Board of Commissioners changed the county’s alcoholic beverage ordinance on Tuesday night by adding hours for sales on Sundays, but did not require license holders to get new licenses.

    So all the existing license holders needed to do on Sunday was ring up the sales when customers brought the beer and wine to the cash registers or fill the drink orders when customers made them.

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  • Grub Notes: Koko Buni's Back and Terrapin Expands

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    Athens brewery Creature Comforts is rereleasing its popular milk porter, Koko Buni, later this month in cans and on draft—just in time for the cold weather that a week ago seemed like it'd never come.

    Koko Buni (6.8% ABV) is brewed with Ecuadorean chocolate from Condor Chocolates and 100 Faces coffee, as well as vanilla and toasted coconut. Local artist David Hale won a CNBC competition in April for his can design.

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  • In the Loop: Where to Get Drunk and Watch the Election Results

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    Whether in despair or in triumph, you will be drinking tonight. Here's where to do it.

    For Democrats: The Clarke County Democratic Committee will be watching results at Southern Brewing Co. It’s free, but a brewery tour that includes 36 ounces of beer samples is $12.

    For Republicans: The Athens GOP is hosting its viewing party at Locos on Barnett Shoals Road.

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