Cream Ale? Drink WHAT? But I’m lactose intolerant!
Relax. We don’t put actual dairy cream in Top Shed’s East Coast Cream Ale. However, we can promise you that if you get it fresh off the tap it sure does taste clean, creamy and delicious. Hats off to our brewers Dave Allen and Liam McKenna their help and advice on this journey into the historical and misunderstood style of beer.
Another big thank you to Thor Milton for putting us on to an article regarding cream Ale style. Here’s an extract;
Cream ale, the bastard son of German lagers and English ales, was actually born in America, unlike most styles of beer. In the mid-1800’s, American ale brewers started losing business to German-inspired lager breweries, so, as any innovative business will do, they figured out a way to adapt. They invented an ale that drank like a lager, which later became “cream ale.”