Creature Comforts Brewing Co. | Get Artistic Tart Wheat Beer
Creature Comforts Brewing Co. makes great beer; they also make great beer with a purpose. Their recent initiative, Get Artistic Tart Wheat beer, is a fitting testament to this two-pronged approach. Announced earlier this summer, the Get Artistic beer is part of a larger campaign aimed at finding “creative ways to add value the local arts community” in Athens, Georgia. The kicker: 100% of the profits from the beer and its corresponding flashy merchandise will go towards funding the dreams, endeavors, and passions of local artists. Sounds like a win-win to me. Here’s my review.
Pouring this beer is one its most entertaining elements, as it flows a rich champagne yellow with a foaming, big head. You can tell this beer draws inspiration from a Sauvignon Blanc as it sparkles and bubbles in the glass.
The smell of Get Artistic is light and tart, as it bursts with carbonation and a dash of mellow grape stemming from the Sauvignon Blanc grape juice added during the brewing process. The tartness of the beer is visible through its smell, but it’s more light and buzzy than nose-curling sour.
Rosé and wine-inspired beers, like Surly’s recent Rosé-inspired lager, seem to be all the rage nowadays, and Get Artistic is yet another solid homage to the trending style. The taste is crisp and dry and reads a lot like a solid white wine or even a Reisling with a smooth, dry mouthfeel. The notes of Sauvignon Blanc grapes are present throughout and are buoyed by the solid wheat backbone of this beer. Coming in at 6% ABV, the grapes and wheat end up creating an ideal balance that gives the beer a sense of effortlessness. While Get Artistic smells a bit tart, it’s more mellow when you actually have a few sips. The finish, much like the main course, is mellow and dry.
Creature Comforts doesn’t seem to put out a bad beer. They just don’t. Every beer I’ve had from the Georgia staple has been well-crafted and well-thought out and Get Artistic is the next example of their impressive lineage. It’s a great option for a nice chicken dinner, or to cool down after a hot day grilling or chilling at the pool. The balance of tart grapes with mellow wheat makes this beer. Get Artistic is not a beer to be chugged; it should be revered. Plus, the huge charitable donation tie-in is just another incentive for seeking this one out.
Interested in checking out this new Creature Comforts creation? Get Artistic is available on-draft at their taproom and to-go in limited amounts of 4-packs of 16oz cans. Cheers!
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