Creature Comforts Brewing to Release ‘Existence’ Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout


ATHENS – Creature Comforts Brewing Company is preparing for the May 21 release of Existence – a bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout. This will be only the second time the brewery has released an Imperial Stout from its wood cellar. The beer will be released as an extremely limited amount of 750-mL bottles at the brewery.

The base beer for Existence was brewed shortly after the brewery opened its doors back in April 2014. The brew was designed to age and develop over time into the refined and well-balanced Imperial Stout that is now Existence.

After 19 months of aging in Willet bourbon barrels, the beer is ready for release, coming in at 11.8-percent ABV. Existence is an intense yet balanced Imperial Stout with a strong structure and viscous body. The beer features notes of oak, vanilla, dark chocolate, subtle cherry and bourbon.

“Immediately after our opening weekend, we brewed the base stout that now – after 19 months in Willet bourbon barrels – has become Existence,” said Creature Comforts Wood Cellar and Specialty Brand Manager, Blake Tyers. “Time is a gift that we appreciate in our wood cellar, and Existence is a prime example of what time can bring.”

This limited run offering will be available through a ticketed release tour on May 21 on-site at Creature Comforts. For more information about Creature Comforts Brewing Company visit


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, contact or visit us online at