Creature Comforts Brewery Expands Distribution to Nashville Market
Four beers from Creature Comforts' yearound lineup, Athena, a tart German-style wheat beer; Automatic, a bright and refreshing Pale Ale; Bibo, a crisp and dry Pilsner; and Tropicália, a balanced and juicy IPA, are now available in cans at independent and chain Grocery Stores across Nashville and Chattanooga starting this week.
In June, Creature Comforts Brewing Co., an Athens, Georgia-based B-Corp certified craft brewery, announced plans to expand distribution to the Nashville, Tennessee market.
"As a part of our strategy of being a great and growing company, we put a lot of careful consideration into our expansion plans," said CEO Chris Herron. "Nashville has a quickly developing craft beer market, an incredibly vibrant music and culinary scene, and a lot of population cross-pollination with our home state of Georgia, making it a natural evolution of our limited distribution footprint. Nashville will be only our second out-of-state market in over 8 years, and we will continue to be very thoughtful, intentional, and strategic as we select markets to further our purpose of fostering human connection."
Creature Comforts has selected Lipman Brothers as its distributor partner in Nashville. Established in 1939, Lipman Brothers was the first distributor of wine and spirits in Tennessee. Sharing a commitment to quality, Lipman made for a natural partner for the brewery’s entrance into the Nashville market.
“Not only does Creature Comforts make great beer, but have a broader view of the business beyond brewing beer,” said Business Unit Director – Beer, Ian Wolczyk. “Their status as B Corp, priority on philanthropy, and involvement with the culinary culture make a great partnership with Lipman Brothers. It goes much deeper than just transactional. We are more than excited to share in their future.”
About Creature Comforts® Brewing Company: Founded in 2014, Creature Comforts is a purpose-driven, B-Corp certified craft brewery based in Athens, Georgia. The award-winning brewery has experienced incredible growth since its inception, expanding into a second Athens production facility, beginning construction on a new brewery and taproom in Los Angeles, CA, and carefully increasing its distribution footprint into strategic markets. The core lineup of year-round beers produced includes Tropicália®, a balanced and juicy IPA; Classic City® Lager, a clean and crisp Lager; Automatic, a bright and refreshing Pale Ale; Athena, a tart German-style wheat beer; Bibo®, a crisp and dry Pilsner; Tritonia, a gently tart fruited Gose; and Cosmik Debris®, an intensely hopped Double IPA, in addition to a variety of seasonal and limited releases available throughout the year. Situated within a former tire shop-turned brewery and taproom in downtown Athens, Creature Comforts’® Snow Tire Taproom showcases old-school memorabilia and signage from the building’s early days and features signature, finely balanced brews on tap. With a purpose rooted in fostering human connection and a mission to build an industry-respected craft brewery that helps people navigate the beautiful and complex world of beer, the brewery has made a commitment to giving back to both the local and craft beer communities. Creature Comforts’® impact initiatives range from its sustainability efforts, which recently led to TRUE Zero Waste certification, to its list of community impact programs including Get Comfortable, Get Artistic, and Brew for One, and its industry support through partnerships with the Giving Kitchen an involvement in the Brewers Association.
For more information, visit: www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com
About Lipman Brothers: A third-generation business established in 1939, Lipman Brothers was the first distributor of spirits and wine in Tennessee. With an extensive wholesale portfolio of spirits, wine, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and cigars; Lipman Brothers has demonstrated leadership in the marketplace for more than 80 years. Lipman Brothers’ corporate headquarters is in Nashville, TN, with additional facilities in East Tennessee. The company services all trade channels including retail, grocery, convenience, and bars/restaurants. LipmanBrothers.com.