Dock Street Brewing Company, one of the nation's oldest and most respected breweries is pleased to debut the return of its Cream Ale, a paramour from the past. The Dock Street Cream Ale's tasteful simplicity scored Dock Street the Silver Medal at the Great American Beer Fest in 1992.
To put a blazing end to the Cream Ale's hiatus, Victor Novak flew in from California to brew with present Dock Street Head Brewer Ben Potts. Victor was one of the original Dock Street brewers and learned the brew the Cream Ale while on board. Victor, head brewer for two Taps Fish House Breweries in California, also earned a Gold and Silver medal for the Cream Ale at the GABF.
Cream Ale, a somewhat forgotten American original, was popular in the 1800's when the first Germans settled in Philadelphia. In 1990, Dock Street Brewery was the first to resurrect this style that had otherwise fallen by the wayside. This famed ale was a staple brew and 'fan favorite.' Although it was loved then and has been sorely missed, this is the first time Dock Street has brewed it in its new location. What makes Dock Street's Cream Ale so drinkable? Perhaps its the lovely and refreshing attributes it carries or maybe it is the rich Philadelphia history it conjures in our minds. Either way, we are excited to share it with you once again.
Dock Street's Cream Ale is a light but flavorful ale, best noted for its crisp malt profile and delicate fruitiness lent by both American Ale yeast and a characteristic addition of dextrose (corn sugar). Balanced by 10 IBU's and a finishing addition of Styrian Golding Hops, and weighing in at around a humble 5% ABV, this is the quintessential to bring in the warmer months.
Dock Street Cream Ale is available exclusively at the brewpub and for a limited time only. Don't miss out! Come say hello to an old friend or make a new one in Dock Street's Cream Ale.