Cream ales are one of two beer styles indigenous to the United States . Their origins can be traced to the period when all the world except England was caught up in the lighter Pilsner style beers. Breweries not equipped to produce the Lager beers could still approximate their characteristics by modifying the grain bill to produce a beer that was lighter in color and body than it's ale predecessors and even some of the lagers. This is clearly a case of American ingenuity.
The Cream of the Crop Kit contains:
- Malt extract
- Rice solids
- 1/2 lb of milled specialty grain
- Priming sugar
- Fining agents
- Fermentis Safale US-05 Ale Yeast
Each Bacchus Batches kit is formulated to produce a specific style of beer. Since the quantity and alpha acid in hops vary sometimes significantly from one year to the next or from one bale to the next we adjust the varieties and amounts of hops in Bacchus Batches kit to provide consistent results.