Feb 2012

Cream Ale Is Finally Here!

To celebrate the release of our new year-round ale, we are giving away a Cream Ale prize pack of 2 mugs, 1 t-shirt, and a six pack of Cream to 20 lucky fans who tweet a link of their “I Scream For Cream” video (like Mark and Sean did above) to @Gansettbeer and add the hashtag #IScreamForCream

The highly anticipated release of our newest year-round craft beer is here. Enjoy some Narragansett Cream ale today. Just look for the above tall boy can on the shelves of your local package store or favorite watering hole. If you don’t see it, just ask the store or bar to carry and let us know where you want Gansett Cream. Available in 6 packs everywhere Gansett is sold. Here’s more on Gansett Cream:

Roll out the Barrel
5% Alcohol by Volume and 22 IBUs. ‘Gansett Cream is our first year-round craft style and is a perfect example of a Pre-Prohibition cream ale — only slightly hoppier.  Available on tap and in 16oz cans, ‘Gansett Cream delivers that refreshing straight from the barrel taste of days gone by.

Quality Supreme
‘Gansett Cream is made with quality ingredients like 2-row pale, Munich, Vienna, and Cara-malt for a creamy head! We used Columbus hops for bittering and a touch of Willamette hops for a slight hop aroma.  Bright gold in color and brilliant in clarity, this session ale delivers an extra pop of hop bitterness found only in cream ales of the early 1900?s. The draft is brewed in small batches at Trinity Brew House in Providence and Cottrell Brewery in Pawcatuck, CT, and the tall boy cans are brewed at North American Brewery in Rochester, NY. We anticipate needing a large shelf for the awards this baby will rake in.

Taste & Enjoy
This is the perfect lawn-mower beer. Our cream ale was brewed with an ale yeast and lagered at 38 degrees for a clean, crisp finish.  This beer is clean, flavorful, light, and crisp, making it a real thirst quencher. It’s an ode to beers of a forgotten age, when things were just a bit slower…and some would say a little bit better. You’ll really enjoy the supreme drinkability of this beer, whether you’re mowing the lawn or mowing down duckpins at the local lanes.

The History
‘Gansett Cream was a staple of the Narragansett Brewery’s portfolio throughout the 1960?s and 1970?s. In the white can with the green trim, it was a refreshing alternative to the more widely heralded ‘Gansett Lager and Porter throughout New England. The earlier Narragansett Cream Ale was lighter and had much less hop character than our current cream ale, as was the taste at the time. Still, it was a popular seller for ‘Gansett and that white can was just as fitting a reward at the end of a hard day of yard work as the royal blue can is today.

Hi neighbor, have a ‘Gansett Cream!