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Imagine a light, crisp, easy drinking brew enjoyed after a 100-mile backpacking trip. Now imagine it without the hike. We call it Car Camping, it's an American Cream Ale, one of our favorite summertime styles, pale in color, and made with lightly kilned malt and cold fermented. The perfect amount of corn lightens the color and adds a touch of sweetness. We think it’s delicious.
A classic style with lightly kilned malt, pale in color, & cold fermented, but the smooth brew also uses corn as an adjunct to lighten the color and add a bit of sweetness to the flavor. This beer is not a “true” lagers due to the light fermentation character and American-grown versions of Hallertau Mittelfruh. Try saying that hop name three times fast.
The Cream Ale is an American classic from the 1800s with German influence and some believe they were the precursor to the Steam Beer. Cream Ales are typically lightly fruity and sweet and very drinkable.
Low to medium-low hop bitterness. Low to moderate maltiness and sweetness, varying with gravity and attenuation. Usually well-attenuated. Neither malt nor hops dominate the palate. A low to moderate corny flavor is commonly found, as is light DMS (optional). The finish can vary from somewhat dry to faintly sweet. Low fruity esters are optional. Low to medium-low hop flavor (any variety, but typically floral, spicy, or herbal).