Two Coast AKA American Kream Ale
You could ask yourself: what is an American Cream Ale doing in the lineup of a brewery explicitly dedicated to German beers? First of – it’s delicious, but beyond that there’s is plenty of history to back up our belief that this is basically a German beer despite its name.
It goes back to a time before prohibition. German brewers, freshly immigrated to the Midwest and suddenly unbound from the restrictions of the German Reinheitsgebot, went about recreating the Pilsners they remembered and missed with local ingredients including corn flakes – blasphemy in Germany.
The result was a crystal clear, very bright ale that could easily drink like a lager. An incredibly refreshing beer that coats the throat with a distinct soothing chill and cuts down on the bracing bitterness some Pilsners proudly play up.
To sum it up: American Cream Ale is an ale, but German, and cream goes nowhere it. Did we mention – it’s delicious.