Creature Comforts Announces Limited Offering: Triangulation
Creature Comforts Brewing Company will release Triangulation, a bourbon-barrel aged mixed fermentation ale, this April. The beer will be available in 500 mL bottles on-site at the brewery on April 21.
Triangulation is an adaptation and refinement of a beer previously released from Creature Comforts’ Curious Series of beers, The Curious No. 3. The brewery’s Curious Series is a limited release series designed to explore new techniques, flavors and ingredients. Triangulation is the brewery’s first beer from The Curious Series to receive a unique name and be produced on a larger scale.
“Triangulation is a beer that only exists because of what we learned crafting The Curious No.3, and is the first of our second wave of barrel beers that are starting to come to maturity,” said Blake Tyers, the Wood Cellar and Specialty Brand Manager at Creature Comforts. “The Curious Series beers are experiments for us and just as scientists would use experiments to learn, we’ve adapted and experimented again.”
Triangulation is a mixed fermentation ale fermented in third use bourbon barrels with blackberries. The beer is soft, balanced and clean and has a bright acidity in addition to flavors of almond, biscotti, tart cherry and blackberry. The various bright flavors lay on top of a nutty, oak base that brings structure to the flavor while also balancing out the beer’s acidity.
“Diving deeper into the beer you start to taste some of the age that has come from barrel aging with subtle and pleasant dark fruits,” said Tyers. “You spend nearly every sip discovering new flavors while drinking Triangulation.”
In addition to fermenting in barrels with the brewery’s house-mixed culture of yeast and bacteria, Triangulation underwent a secondary fermentation with blackberries to complement the flavor. Triangulation’s ABV is 8.6-percent. The label artwork for the beer was designed by Athens Artist and Creature Comforts Tour Staff member Melissa Merrill. Merrill derived the watercolor medium for the original artwork from blackberries.
The beer’s name was inspired by a portion of the Creature Comforts manifesto that states “craving curiosity leads you to discovering your passion”. Triangulation also incorporates the number three, an allusion to its roots in The Curious Series. It marries both themes – discovery and the number three – as triangulation is the historical method used to trace the distance between known points by using the points as vertices of a triangle or set of triangles. In addition, this beer has three primary aspects that lend to its flavor and aroma: the beer, barrels and blackberries.
Triangulation will be available on-site at Creature Comforts on April 21. For more information about Creature Comforts Brewing Company visit www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com.
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