ATHENS – Creature Comforts Brewing Company recently collaborated with Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company to brew Transmission, a Citrus Saison. The beer was packaged in 750-mL bottles and will be released September 29 at Creature Comforts.
The two breweries both value local community and frequently source ingredients from local farms. Transmission was brewed with honey from Booger Hill Bee Company in Danielsville, GA, as well as Lisbon Lemons and Arizona Sweet Oranges from The Farm at Agritopia in Gilbert, AZ. The beer contains both zest and juice from the fruit.
“We both really aligned on our philosophies and values in making beer and working with our local communities,” said Wood Cellar and Specialty Brand Manager Blake Tyers. “Front to back we figured out how we could express citrus in a Saison using local ingredients.”
Transmission was bottle conditioned for four months with Creature Comforts’ house-mixed culture of yeast and bacteria and comes in at 5.6-percent ABV. The tart and funky beer was brewed with Mandarina Bavaria and Lemondrop hops in order to complement the citrus flavor and aroma.
“Transmission is the result of two breweries who have the same vision in mind: to represent craft beer on a local level, using artists’ passion and to be completely dedicated to the craft,” said Arizona Wilderness Founder Jon Buford. “Oh, and to have a ton of fun while doing it.”
Athens illustrator and Creature Comforts tour staff member, Melissa Merrill, designed the label artwork. Merrill derived the watercolor medium from the fruit used in brewing the beer for the original artwork. The name of the beer is a nod to a bus with a broken transmission the two breweries shared on the way to a beer dinner.
Transmission will be available on-site at Creature Comforts on September 29. For more information on Creature Comforts visit www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com, for more information on Arizona Wilderness visit www.azwbeer.com.
ABOUT CREATURE COMFORTS BREWING COMPANY:
Creature Comforts is an Athens, Georgia based brewery offering finely balanced artisanal beers. Since opening its doors in April 2014, Creature Comforts has made an imprint in the craft beer community with its award-winning, year-round and special release beers. To learn more about Creature Comforts visit us online at www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com.