Dec 2, 2011

Narragansett Announce Release of Cream Ale

(Narragansett, RI) – Narragansett Beer today announces the introduction of a new craft brew to be available year-round, Cream Ale. From October 13th through November 28th, the New England brewer hosted a campaign asking consumers to vote between a Cream and Rye Ale. Over 1,000 fans voiced their opinions on ‘Gansett’s blog and having received an overwhelming response for the Cream Ale, the winner is clear.

Related to a pale lager, cream ale is generally brewed to be light and refreshing with a straw to pale golden color and fairly subdued hop and malt flavor. While a top-fermented ale, Cream ales typically undergo an extended period of cold-conditioning or lagering after the primary fermentation is complete, reducing fruity esters and giving the beer a clean, smooth flavor.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Narragansett Beer produced a cream ale incredibly popular with beer drinkers. Debuting in March, a craftier version of this easy-drinking, yet hard to find, Narragansett Cream Ale will make its return to today’s craft beer enthusiasts, joining Narragansett Lager and Light in year-round availability in bars, restaurants, and package stores.