Starting this Saturday to coincide with the Twilight Criterium, Creature Comforts' pilsner Bibo will be available in cans for the first time.
In keeping with the brewery's habit of having local artists design its cans, the Bibo label—inspired by old-school European pilsners, according to CEO Chris Herron—was designed by the graphic design company Young Athenians.
A recent production-line expansion allowed Creature Comforts to start canning the 4.9% ABV brew, head brewmaster David Stein said.
Tomorrow is G-Day, so good luck parking, but Creature Comforts—which opened on Twilight weekend in 2014—will celebrate its second anniversary Saturday with tours featuring a bunch of special one-of beers (in addition to the old standbys).
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Athens-Clarke County won’t prosecute local brewery Creature Comforts for allegedly violating the state law regulating brewery tours, the county attorney’s office announced earlier this week.
In February, an undercover officer acting on a tip and posing as a service industry employee on “industry night,” a monthly event where service industry workers receive free tours (and beers), reported that she was given free beers and never offered a tour, nor did she see a tour being conducted.
For the first time, Creature Comforts' double IPA, Cosmik Debris, will be for sale in stores and at bars in cans as well as on draft later this month.
Cosmic Debris clocks in at 8% ABV and features Simcoe, Idaho 7, Mosaic, Cascade and Eureka hops, but it doesn’t come close to the tongue-numbing bitterness of a lot of double IPAs; instead, it’s citrus-y with toned-down pine and a solid malt backbone. It's a seasonal release, so pick some up as soon as you can—and make sure it's fresh.
Artist James Barsness will be signing the cans he designed at a launch party Wednesday from 5–7 p.m. at the brewery.
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Athens brewery Creature Comforts may have run afoul of a law regulating brewery tours, 11 Alive reported Friday.
In a police report, Sgt. Laura Lusk, who is in charge of enforcing alcohol laws for the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, said she went to “industry night” at the brewery last month and was given free beer but never offered a tour. (Nice work, if you can get it.) She cited two potential violations: giving away free alcohol and the lack of a tour.
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In some ways it's hard to believe Automatic Pizza hasn't been around any longer than a year, so quickly did it attract an audience and become a regular stop for many in its neighborhood. But it's one year old today, so it's offering dollar slices and dollar PBRs all day. It closes at 11 p.m. Go get some.
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Craft beer brewers have reached a deal with alcohol wholesalers that will allow breweries to essentially sell beer straight to consumers, according to the AJC.
The Georgia legislature passed a law last year allowing breweries to include beer to go with tours, rather than merely letting them drink free samples on-site. Craft breweries hailed the law as making Georgia more competitive for this growing industry; most other states already allowed breweries to operate pubs and/or sell beer to go.
However, after meeting secretly with the middlemen in our state’s three-tiered distribution system (producers, wholesalers and retailers), the Georgia Department of Revenueadministratively gutted the law, barring breweries from charging different rates for different tours depending on how much beer was included in the package.
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