Creature Comforts was founded by a group of folks passionate about starting a craft brewery in Athens, GA, and making the town a beer destination. The first piece of the puzzle was David Stein, then head brewer at well-known Decatur brewpub Twain's Billiards & Tap, who had used the name 'Creature Comforts' for his personal homebrews. He was quickly joined by close friend Adam Beauchamp, who had spent seven years brewing at Sweetwater Brewing Company in Atlanta, local businessman and beer enthusiast Derek Imes, and finally Chris Herron, a Georgia native who had been working for a major alcoholic drinks supplier in Connecticut.
The brewery is located in a stunning converted warehouse building in downtown Athens and also recently expanded by opening a second production facility a few miles from its original location. Creature Comforts has quickly built a reputation for clean, sophisticated and balanced beers like their Berliner Weisse Athena, pilsner Bibo, and the hugely-popular IPA Tropicália. They've also gained a series of accolades for their blended and barrel-aged farmhouse beers.
FESTIVAL BEER LIST
Bibo, 4.9% Pilsner (vg)
Dayspring, 5.3% Grisette (vg)
Athens to Athens Grist to Grist (w/ Jackie O’s), 6% Saison aged in wine barrels (vg)
Tropicalia, 6.6% IPA (vg)
Fauxjolais, 6.9% Saison blend, aged in wine barrels and conditioned on organic black raspberries and black currants (vg)
Get Comfortable, 7.2% IPA (vg)
The Cocoa Dance, 12% Imperial Milk Stout with cacao nibs and vanilla
* (vg) = vegan