I promised a kindler, gentler Playpen today, so check out this news. (h/t Ben)
In 2014 Creature Comforts Brewing Company poured its first pint out of a converted warehouse in downtown Athens, Georgia. The craft beer scene was already dense at the time but the upstart found separation by focusing on a set of quality-driven, true-to-style flagships. It was a recipe for success fervently embraced by the local community. And so it grew—substantially. Over the six years since, sales have skyrocketed some 2675%. That’s enough to distinguish it as one of the fastest-growing breweries in the US. To satisfy swelling demand, Creature Comforts today announces its first ever expansion: the opening of a taproom and production facility in Downtown Los Angeles, expected by summer of 2021. Here’s an exclusive look at how it all came together.
“We grew a love for the city through visiting multiple times for collaborations with local breweries, festivals, and conferences,” recalls CEO and co-owner Chris Herron. “After running some statistical models for potential new markets we were thrilled when LA emerged at the top of that list.”
Way to go, guys. I’m sure you’ll convert plenty of West Coasters to your product.
So, let’s talk about beer today. What have you tried lately that’s tickled your fancy? If you’re in the Atlanta area and you enjoy Belgian-styled beers, let me recommend Bold Monk Brewing Co. I really like their Tripel and White Oak White, in particular. (If you’re really into recreating the Belgian dining experience, they partner well with mussels and frites.)
Anyways, share in the comments. Bottoms up!