In late April, when Athens’ Creature Comforts Brewing Co. opened its doors to the public for the first time, it was the culmination of years of dreaming and doing for brewer David Stein.
Stein, who is a University of Georgia grad, developed the Creature Comforts brand as an Atlanta home brewer, giving away samples to friends and building a following while working at Brick Store Pub and Ale Yeah.
Later, Stein became better known as the brewer at Twain’s brew pub in Decatur, where he experimented with many of the recipes destined for the year-round lineup at Creature Comforts.
Right now, the brewery, which took over the landmark Snow Tire Co. building on West Hancock Avenue, has three beers on offer in its tasting room. Tropicalia is a balanced American IPA familiar from the Twain’s days. Reclaimed Rye is an amber ale brewed with rye and aged on French oak. Athena Berliner Weisse is a refreshing