Creating the railroad empire across the west took considerable fortitude, commitment, and a strong back. Empire Builder Cream Ale is a nod to that incredible effort. This recipe boasts an original gravity of 1.074, certainly not for the weak of heart, and the sturdy malt backbone provides the basis on which this strength is founded.
Speaking of commitment, Americans have brewed the Cream Ale style for a century or more, growing and adapting it right along with our railways. This scaled up version of the classic boasts clean malt flavors, a firm bitterness, and features traditional adjuncts to achieve its medium body. Pouring with a deep golden hue and capped with a dense brilliantly white foam cloud, Empire Builder Cream Ale forges west into the sunset, never looking back.
Style: Imperial Cream Ale
Fermentation Range: 60 - 73F
- Clean, grainy malt character
- Spicy, floral hop flavor
- Faint alcohol notes
- Medium-high body
- Moderately long, smooth finish
Looking for the Extract Version?
|Total Time to Make||8 weeks|
|Beer Style||American Pale Ale/Cream Ale,IPA|
|Beer Recipe Kit Instructions||Click here for recipe kit instructions|
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
Did this as my first BIAB in several years, and a high ABV Cream Ale made sense for those hot July nights. Malt profile is really nice, and the description in the comments is spot on. Will keep this in a rotation, for sure.
This is a very well balanced...way too easy drinking beer for the ABV's. I used 1 package of S-05 and it finished around 1.016. I like that it didn't finish too dry, as it balanced well against the hops. This beer is a real crowd pleaser!