Cream Ale

A style of American beer, often light in color. Related to pale Lager. During Prohibition in the United States Canadian brewers took up brewing cream ale and refined it. After Prohibition, cream ale from Canada became popular in the U.S.  Cream Ales are top-fermented and typically undergo an extended period of cold-conditioning, or lagering, after primary fermentation is complete. Some Cream Ales have a lager yeast added for the cold-conditioning stage, or are mixes of ales and lagers. Corn and rice can be used to lighten body and flavor though all-malt Cream Ales are made by many craft brewers.

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