A sudsy silver lining
Until those furtive expansion plans become reality, ATLiens aren’t totally out of luck. As a clever workaround to the law prohibiting retail sales, Creature Comforts hosts brewery tours, which can include a tasting and a “souvenir” -- aka a six-pack of beer to take home. “We’re not selling the beer; we’re selling the tours,” Stein explains.
However if your grueling search for Tropicália turns up empty, you can always check out other Creature Comforts brews to quench your thirst. Stein recommends Cosmik Debris, their seasonal double IPA, or Get Comfortable IPA (Bonus: All profits from that beer go to Creature Comforts’ charity initiative to help people who are hungry, homeless, or in poverty in Athens).
As we all wait patiently for now, Stein and the Creature Comforts team are concentrating on brewing the best-tasting beer possible, keeping their customers happy, and staying humble. “We just focus on making good beer... and making sure we’re making enough beer to keep our community happy,” Stein says. “And we’re trying really hard.”
More than two years after its debut, Stein is still surprised -- and humbled -- by the success of Tropicália. “It’s hard for me to wrap my head around it,” he admits. “We’re super grateful to have the support that we have. It shows that we’re doing and what we’re trying so hard to do every day is working.”