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Beer Here: Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso

Georgia's most buzzworthy craft brewery releases a fruited version of its flagship sour
Athena Paradiso Creature Comforts Sour Fruit Berliner Weisse Beer

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. in Athens, Georgia has released Athena Paradiso, the highly acclaimed and popular spin-off of its year-round Athena Berliner Weisse. Numerous versions of Paradiso have been brewed and this variant was brewed with cherries, raspberries and cranberries.

This is the fourth canned beer that Creature Comforts has released, and it also marks the first time a limited-release beer has been given the can treatment by the brewery. 

With Tropicália still flying off shelves at a torrid pace and limited-release bottles selling out immediately in Georgia, Athena Paradiso will surely be hard to find.

Here is a release from Creature Comforts:

ATHENS, GA (February 25, 2016) – Creature Comforts Brewing Company is set to release its third variant of Athena Paradiso on draft as well as in 12-ounce cans in late February. Athena Paradiso's release marks the company's fourth brand to ever be packaged in cans, and the first time a limited release will be canned by the brewery.

Athena Paradiso is Creature Comforts’ fruited treatment of Athena, the brewery’s acclaimed year-round Berliner Weisse. This latest edition of Athena Paradiso, features the fruit-filled addition of tart cherries, raspberries and cranberries. Previous versions of Athena Paradiso – including both the guava-passionfruit and tart cherry variants – remain fan favorites as one of the brewery’s most inquired-about brands. 

Athena Paradiso undergoes a kettle-souring process and comes in at 4.5% ABV, just like its year-round counterpart, Athena. The latest version of the brew receives a fruit treatment of 2,856 pounds of fruit pureé per 60-bbl batch during the fermentation process. The brand’s name, “Paradiso” is intended to instill a vision of paradise representative of the flavorsome fruited journey consumers embark on when consuming the beer.

“We love how fruit plays with the acidity in the Athena base,” said Creature Comforts Co-Founder, David Stein. “Also, depending on the fruit used, the beer will often mimic its color. This version, in particular, will be a dark pink.”

Athena Paradiso will follow the release of the brewery’s latest seasonal, Koko Buni, and will be available on draft and in cans in the Athens and Atlanta markets starting this February.