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Beer Here: Creature Comforts Emergence

The Athens, GA-based brewery debuts its third bottle release, an American Wild Ale aged in wine barrels.
Emergence Creature Comforts Beer Wild Ale
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Creature Comforts Brewing Co., the highly acclaimed home of Tropicalia IPA, will debut its third bottle release this weekend. Emergence is an American Wild Ale aged in wine barrels for over a year.

Following the wild success of its first two bottled offerings, See The Stars Imperial Stout and Brettomatic Hoppy Pale Ale, Emergence will surely be hard to find after its debut this weekend.

Here is a release from Creature Comforts:

ATHENS (March 4, 2016) – Creature Comforts Brewing Company is set to release its first 750-mL bottle of 2016 early this March. Emergence is a balanced, mixed culture, tart blonde ale fermented in wine barrels for a full year. This limited-release beer has an ABV of 6.2 percent and is Creature Comforts' second barrel-aged Brettanomyces beer to be released in 2016. Emergence is a beer that Creature Comforts uses to showcase the beauty of wine flavors and nuances of oak fermentation that can be developed in a beer when using fresh barrels.    

"This is the beer we plan to make again when we get new, freshly-emptied wine barrels," said Wood Cellar and Specialty Brand Manager, Blake Tyers. "As a result of using fresh barrels every time, Emergence will never be the exact same beer twice, and we are extremely proud of the 2015 vintage."            

In addition to the extended aging, the beer was bottle conditioned to a soft carbonation for   several months to bring out the subtle notes and complexity of this beer. Emergence presents a beautifully complex aroma of deep funk and stone fruit character. The beer’s palate delivers a medium acidity along with gentle wine notes from the barrels. 

“This beer is one of Creature Comforts’ proudest accomplishments,” said Co-Founder and Brewmaster Adam Beauchamp. “The name evokes the philosophical meaning of the word, which implies that greatly complex things can arise from seemingly simple reductive parts. In other words – much arises from little.”

The limited release will only be available for on-site tastings and with tour packages.