Athens, GA – Creature Comforts Brewing Company is set to release its sixth brew from The Curious Series on April 30. The base beer of The Curious No. 6 is a mixed culture, tart blonde ale that was fermented in wine barrels. In addition to aging in wine barrels, the beer underwent a secondary fermentation on Georgia peaches.
Creature Comforts collaborated with Pearson Farm in order to source the peaches for the brew. Located in Fort Valley, GA, the family-owned Pearson Farm is known for growing its local peaches for more than 100 years. Elberta is the peach variety that was used in The Curious No. 6. The Elberta variety is an heirloom peach exclusively grown by Pearson Farm for commercial use.
“Pearson Farm, Georgia’s first peach farm, is proud to collaborate with Creature Comforts on Georgia’s first Elberta peach beer,” said John Short, Georgia Proud Provisions. “After five generations of growing, we hope this is the beginning of an equally peachy tradition.”
The Curious No. 6 comes in at 7-percent ABV and was bottle conditioned for several months to a soft carbonation in order to bring out the subtle notes and complexity of the beer. The beautiful aroma of the brew, coming from the addition of the Elberta peaches, melds perfectly with the delicate and balanced flavor and acidity, allowing for a unique sensory experience.
“When drinking The Curious No. 6 you can expect the aroma to be as if you’ve sunk your teeth into the best peach you’ve ever had,” said Head Brewer and Co-Founder David Stein. “It’s really remarkable how the fresh peach character carried on throughout the entire fermentation and aging process and into the bottle. You can literally smell and taste the peach skin, bringing in the sense of touch to the experience, which is pretty surreal.”
The Curious Series is Creature Comforts’ limited bottle release series that the brewery utilizes to explore new techniques, flavors and ingredients. The Curious No. 2, a prior release from the series, received a bronze medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2014, making it the brewery’s first award-winning beer.
The Curious No. 6 will be available on-site at Creature Comforts.
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.