No one seems to know the origin of the title “cream ale” for this style of beer. It’s quite possible that the term came from marketing efforts to make the beer sound richer than the lagers it was competing with. The goal was always a crisp, light, refreshing easy-drinking beer and never cream-like at all.
Because this all-grain cream ale recipe is so light, there is no place for a brewing flaw to hide. Keeping the fermentation in the ideal temperature for your chosen yeast strain and using low mineralized water with little alkalinity is important. With those things covered, this beer is easy to brew and easy to drink!
Color: 3.3 SRM
8 lb. (78%) 2-Row
1.5 lb. (14.6%) Flaked Corn
.75 lb. (7.3%) Flaked Rice
1 oz. Willamette 4.8% AAUs- Boil 60 minutes
1 tablet Whirlfloc at 15 minutes (not included by default or completely necessary, but helps with brilliant clarity)