February 15, 2018

Creature Comforts' Reclaimed Rye Is Now in Cans, and More Local Beer News

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Creature Comforts is finally releasing its fourth year-round offering, Reclaimed Rye, in cans this Saturday.

The amber ale—named for the reclaimed wood that local carpenters Oneta Woodworks used to make the brewery's long tables and benches—is aged with French oak spirals and is 5.5% ABV. It joins IPA Tropicalia, pilsner Bibo and berliner weisse Athena as year-round canned offerings.

"We have wanted Reclaimed Rye in cans for three years," CEO Chris Herron said in a news release. "It is a favorite beer around the brewery and in the market, but capacity restraints have kept it as a draft-only offering."

However, with Creature Comforts set to open a second brewery in Southern Mill off Chase Street this spring, capacity is no longer an issue.

In other news, Terrapin has replaced its usual spring seasonal offering, the single-hop IPA Mosaic, with a new single-hop IPA, Beyond the Galaxy, brewed with—you guessed it—Galaxy hops, imparting flavors of pineapple and other tropical fruit. 

The national sport of beer-drinking Athenians is cornhole, and Southern Brewing Co. is starting a cornhole league in March. Check their Facebook page for details.