Tag Archives: Cream Ale

Cream Ale Week: Kiwanda Cream Ale

The first Cream Ale I picked up to review this week is an award-winning beer from (big surprise) Oregon: Pelican Pub & Brewery‘s Kiwanda Cream Ale. Pelican is one of the top brewers in Oregon right now, and it’s not much of a stretch to say Kiwanda Cream Ale is one of the best around for the style; it has won a number of medals at the Great American Beer Festival and Draft Magazine even … Continue reading →

Cream Ale Week

Welcome to Cream Ale Week! All this week I’ll be reviewing and writing about Cream Ales, the light “hybrid” style of American golden or blonde beers (why it’s considered something of a hybrid style is something I’ll cover this week as well). Why Cream Ales in the middle of winter? Well, why not? I’m drinking strong beers as much as the next guy, but at the same time it seems like every other news item … Continue reading →

This month’s Theme Week will be on… Cream Ales!

Yes, you read that correctly: I have decided that this month, Theme Week is going to be Cream Ale Week. Why? Maybe it’s a rebellion against all the super-high-end beers coming out these days. (Ironically written as I drink an Anchor Old Foghorn Barleywine.) Or maybe it’s a way of easing back into session beers after the holidays. (See previous parenthetical comment.) Or—most likely—it’s just a style that has me interested right now, and I … Continue reading →

Recipe: Cream Ale

Here’s a recipe for an “Old School Cream Ale”, with a little something extra: toasted oats and a dash of salt. Both were ideas I got from Randy Mosher’s Radical Brewing, which is a superb homebrewing book and one that you must have on your bookshelf if you brew beer. I’m not kidding. You must have that book. Anyway, I wanted to keep this very light, which can be tricky for an extract-based recipe as … Continue reading →