Cream Ale is a uniquely American style. Sure, the American IPA might be the envy of the world’s brewing community, but it didn’t start in the United States. Let’s talk about one of the most well-known – Genesee Cream Ale. First introduced in 1960, “Genny Cream” might be the most recognizable for the style out there.
Here’s something you didn’t expect. A dry-hopped edition the decades-old cream ale, a collaboration with New York’s Other Half Brewing.
Other Half’s fame was born in New York City. As far as we know, the lines for Other Half beers are pretty much a standard, 24 hours a day. The brewery is in the process of opening a new 20-line taproom in Rochester, New York and ahead of they have teamed up with Genesee Brewery.
Cream Ale now has a sibling, Dream Ale. Using the classic Genesee Cream Ale recipe, the brewing teams added oats and dry-hopped it with a “massive dose” of Citra hops.
We are huge fans of the all-time NY classic Cream Ale and couldn’t imagine a better way to pay respect to the historic brewing traditions of Rochester while putting an OH twist on an all-time favorite recipe. – Other Half Brewing
Genesee Dream Ale will be available in 16-ounce cans at the Genesee Brewery on Friday, March 22nd starting at 11 am.
Style: Cream Ale
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited (170 Cases)
Folks from Other Half Brewing were in Asheville, North Carolina last week for Wicked Weed’s Funk Invitational. On the way out of town, the met up with Burial Beer.
The result – an imperial IPA, brewed with North Carolina six-row barley, plus Citra, Summer and Centennial hops. The duo used Burial Beer’s house yeast for fermentation.
Our type of people. Our type of ritual. NC-grown six-row grain under a bouquet of Citra, Summer, and Centennial hops, fermented with our house yeast blend.
Burial Beer Prismatic Eye will be available in 16 ounce cans at the brewery in Asheville.
Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 16oz Cans
Half Acre Rainbow Never Ends, a collaboration with New York’s Other Half Brewing, releases this month.
Earlier this year, Half Acre started distributing (in limited quantities) to New York City. One of the Chicago based brewery’s close friends in the Big Apple is Other Half. If know know anything about beer at all, that means – collaboration.
Half Acre Rainbow Never Ends is an imperial IPA dubbed “a frankenstein of empiricism”. Allow us to explain. The hoppy dankness of this IPA comes form Idaho 7, Equinox, and Citra hops. The malt bill features oats, rice syrup soilds; fermented with a blend of American ale yeast and German kolsch yeast.
Chicago folks will get a shot of this beer on July 15th in 22 ounce bottles and draft. The New York release will be announced shortly.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Idaho 7, Citra, Equinox
Malts: Oats, Rice Syrup
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
Image: Half Acre Beer
Trillium Swagger Like a Hundred Thousand Trillion, a collaboration with New York’s Other Half, debuts today. Recent collaborations with Other Half include two with Athens, Georgia’s Creature Comforts Brewery.
Trillium Swagger Like a Hundred Thousand Trillion is an India Pale Ale, aged on mango, peaches, and apricot.
Cans of the collaboration are on sale today at Trillium’s Canton, Massachusetts location starting today.
For those of you keeping track of Creature Comforts, or all things collaboration for that matter, here’s one more for your radar. Other Half Grits & Greens.
This weekend, another Creature Comforts/ Other Half collaboration has been released, this time in New York – Other Half Grits & Greens. This release is a pilsner, the first ever by the young brewery.
Grits & Greens features Georgia grits (if you don’t know what grits are, watch My Cousin Vinnie), and hopped with Wakatu, Wai-iti, and Nelson Sauvin hops.
The collaboration was released over the weekend in 16 ounce cans. Happy hunting.
Availability: 16oz Cans. Brewery release
Image via Other Half Brewing
Creature Comforts The King’s Ransom, a collaboration with Brooklyn, New York’s Other Half Brewing, has been canned.
The Athens, Georgia based brewery has been teasing the collaboration for weeks on social media. The King’s Ransom is a Baltic porter, which stylistically is a higher in alcohol, more robust porter (when comparing to traditional English styles.)
“Creature Comforts is well-versed in lager brewing because of our experience dialing in the Bibo recipe over the course of a few years now, and Other Half is very versatile when it comes to recipe creation. So they brought a wealth of knowledge on flavor development. – Adam Beauchamp, Co-Founder, Brewmaster”
Distribution was not mentioned by Creature Comforts. The beer will available at the brewery and select events around Atlanta and Athens, Georgia starting April 8th, 2016.
Style: Baltic Porter
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Release: April 8th, 2016