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Cream Ale Beers for Delivery or Pickup

The Instacart guide to cream ale

Cream ale is a top-fermented, very well-attenuated beer with a lighter color and a subdued malt and hop taste. These craft beers were first made in the many breweries of the United States in the mid-19th century, inspired by German immigrants coming to the country. Later because of the Prohibition in the United States,  several Canadian breweries started producing cream ale, tweaking the original formula. After the Prohibition was lifted, cream ale imported from Canada and local cream ales became very popular in the United States. 

Around the world, other variations also use the term "cream ale." In the United Kingdom and Ireland, nitro beers are sometimes referred to in this way, though there is little similarity with American cream ales.

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FAQs about cream ale

This light beer goes very well with salads, shellfish, Monetary Jack or Brie cheeses, and even desserts like lemon custard tarts. Cream beer should be served in a tall flute glass or a pint and even in a tumbler, ideally at 40 to 45 degrees F.

Nitro beers from the United Kingdom refers to the creaminess derived from nitrogenation, which is generally associated with Irish stouts. It is a process of infusing nitrogen gas and carbon dioxide for tighter foam, which is very different from the process used to brew American cream ales.

The top fermentation of cream ale, which was later cold-conditioned like lager beers, took about two-thirds the time a regular lager-style fermentation takes. The result was equally crisp and refreshing beer. That, of course, led to more production in lesser time and hence more profit.

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