Topic Archives: Cream Ales

Posted in Bridgeport Brewing, New Releases

Bridgeport Cream Ale joins year-round lineup

Bridgeport Cream Ale

Bridgeport Cream Ale joins the Portland, Oregon based brewery’s year-round lineup this month.

For a while now, BridgePort has been testing lighter beer recipes. The end result is the cream ale you see above, brewed tie Nugget, Mosaic and Meridian hops.

 “In the recipe, we used three hop varietals including Nugget and Meridian. We then used Yakima Valley Mosaic hops, added in the hopjack to create notes of tropical fruit and sweet grape. Locally, this beer has been a big hit with our fans and we’re excited to see what everyone else thinks as well. Brewmaster Jeff Edgerton”

Bridgeport Cream Ale is available in 12 and 22 ounce bottles and draft. Nationally by June, 2016.

Style: Cream Ale
Hops: Nugget, Mosaic, Meridian
Malts: Great Western 2-row Palem Malted Wheat, Flaked Oats

Availability: 12oz, 22oz Bottles, Draft. Year-round
Debut: Late May, 2016

4.8% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Small Town Brewery

Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream Ale, 3rd in the series

Not Your Father's Vanilla Cream Ale

Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream Ale looks to expand Small Town Brewery’s lineup in the near future.

The brewery is best known for Not Your Father’s Root Beer, an alcoholic root beer. Sales in 2015 of just the root beer closed in on $104 million.The next brand extension was Not Your Father’s Ginger Ale, expected to be national in bottles in cans by February, 2016. Sales of the ginger beer have been very strong.

Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream Ale could be the third entry into Small Town’s lineup. The alcoholic cream ale boast 4.1% alcohol by volume.

This is beer brewed with spices. We like to think of it as a refreshing creamy ale with Madagascar vanilla.

Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream Ale is expected to be a 12 ounce bottle and can offering.

Style: Cream Ale (w/ Vanilla Beans)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Cans
Release: TBA

4.1% ABV

Posted in Iron Spike Brewing Company, New Beers
Posted in Cigar City Brewing, Don't Miss This

Cigar City’s Tequila Barrels Go Off Script

Cigar City Ne'er-do-well

Cigar City Brewing’s (Tampa, FL) Ne’er-do-well started its life intending on being El Murcielago, a double cream ale with lime peel and cumin. Thanks to the barrel changing the script on the brewers, it ended up being a little different. Some of the barrels started giving the cream ale some peanut flavor, so the brewery ran with it. Not without adding tamarind and some cayenne for good measure.

Ner-do-well began it’s life intending to be a new batch of El Murcielago. However, it ended up in a different place in its barrel life. You never know what might happen when you spend your life at the bottom of a barrel of tequila. We noticed that some of the barrels started contributing a peanut flavor to the beer so we rolled with it. We added tamarind and a bit of cayenne to create a Mexican-Thai hybrid. It simply is a ne’er-do-well.

Cigar City Ne’er-do-well will be available in 750ml bottles.

Style: Cream Ale (w/ Cayenne, Tamarind. Barrel Aged. Tequila.)
Availability: 750ml bottles
Arrival: TBA

?? ABV

ne’er-do-well |ˈne(ə)r do͞o ˌwelnouna person who is lazy and irresponsible.


Posted in Foothills Brewing

Foothills Announces New “Hundred Foot” Centennial Ale

Foothills Brewing has teamed up with Winston-Salem, their  hometown, for a a special limited release beer. Hundred Foot celebrates the centennial of the two cities (Winston & Salem) becoming one. Salem was founded in 1753, Winston in 1849. The two cities officially merged May 9, 1913.

“We’re thrilled that the city wanted us to be a part of their celebration,” said Jamie Bartholomaus, president and brewmaster of Foothills. “This community has embraced us ever since we opened our doors, so to be recognized as an integral part of this city and this historic event is something we’re extremely proud of.”

Style: Cream Ale
Hops: Centennial
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. Limited.

Arrival: May, 2013

4.3% ABV

For more on Winston-Salem’s Centennial celebration, please visit 

Posted in Asheville Brewing Company, New Releases, Oskar Blues Brewing

Oskar Blues & Asheville Brewing Collaborate. You Name It.

Asheville Brewing Company and Oskar Blues Brewery have just created a new North Carolina collaboration brew. It is the first by Oskar Blues since moving into Brevard, NC.  The beer? An imperial coffee brown ale brewed with a smidge of  molasses. The beer was brewed at Asheville Brewing.  They want help naming the beer. Here’s some hints…

Think Alabama/Southern roots (both Doug Riley and DaleKatechis are from that Magnolia-strewn state). Think big, bold lightly-hopped nectar with a malty, steeped with Ethiopian-blend coffee, backbone. Think fun, punny, and a little outrageous (but not crude). Winner will receive a t-shirt from both breweries and huge street cred.

Drop an idea on their Facebook page.  Pic via Asheville Brewing.

Style: Imperial Brown Ale (w/ Coffee)
Availability: Draft Only
Arrival: 4/8/13

If you go: 

Simultaneous release parties on April 8th at each brewery (North Carolina).


Posted in Cool Stuff, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin Golden Ale is Georgia Only

Terrapin Beer Co’s (Athens, GA) Golden Ale is made for locals only. Local to Georgia that is. Above is the new artwork gracing Golden Ale bottles from here on out. The brew, produced in Athens, will not ship outside the state.  A little reward for those in the Peach State, or those visiting. The beer is brewed year round. FYI: It used to be called Terrapin Cream Ale.

Style: Cream Ale
Hops: Cascade, Mt. Hood
Malts: 2 Row Pale, Munich, Vienna, Malted Wheat, Flaked Barley

Availability: 12oz bottles, Year Round

5.3% ABV, 21 IBUs