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Creature Comforts Automatic Pale Ale Coming to Cans

Creature Comforts Beer Automatic Pale Ale

It's been a busy year for Athens, GA-based Creature Comforts Brewing Company. While continuing to keep up with torrid demand for its original year-round offerings Athena and Tropicália, it has also rolled out numerous new beers this year, and has debuted 4 new beers in cans. The fourth was announced today.

Automatic Pale Ale is a hazy, 5.2 percent ABV American Pale that employs Mosaic and Crystal hops for a floral, herbal and citrusy aroma and flavor profile.

Automatic will be available on draft and in cans beginning in June.

Here is the release from Creature Comforts:

ATHENS (May 25, 2016) – Creature Comforts Brewing Company will bring back seasonal American Pale Ale, Automatic, on draft as well as package it in cans for the first time in mid-June. Automatic serves as another hop-forward, yet balanced beer within the brewery’s lineup. 

Automatic is a modern pale ale with an ABV of 5.2-percent that features a prominent hop flavor and aroma. The beer appears hazy and straw colored with densely packed and persistent white foam. A mix of Mosaic and Crystal hops are used to create a delicate balance and give the beer an aroma that features a complex array of berry, citrus, herbal and pine notes.

“Automatic is meant to be light, refreshing and quite drinkable without falling into the common pitfall of ending up too thin, watery or insipid. No color malts were used, however, the relatively full mouthfeel is enough to support this heavily hopped beer,” said Co-Founder and Brewmaster Adam Beauchamp. “The flavor mirrors the aroma with a bit more earthiness and stone fruit, leading to a nicely balanced and moderately bitter finish.”

Once again, the brewery collaborated with a local artist to design the can label. Athens’ painter, Michelle Fontaine was inspired by 1950s American popular culture as well as the origin of Creature Comforts’ facility – a former 1940s Chevy dealership and later the Snow Tire Company. The label she designed for Automatic has a classic automotive theme.

The name Automatic is a nod to the community in which Creature Comforts is located – Athens, GA. It’s a reference to the slogan of a local restaurant, Weaver D’s that inspired one of REM’s most prolific albums – Automatic for the People.

Automatic will be available on draft and in cans in both the Athens and Atlanta markets in June.