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BRIDGEPORT BREWING’S NEWEST YEAR-ROUND BREW FEATURES THREE HOP VARIETALS
A Bright and Refreshing Take On A Classic Light Ale, BridgePort’s First Cream Ale
PORTLAND, Ore. – May 16, 2016 – BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregon’s oldest craft brewery, announced today the release of the newest brew to join their year-round line up of beers, BridgePort Cream Ale. Currently hitting shelves in the Pacific Northwest, Cream Ale will begin rolling out to additional BridgePort markets starting June 1.
“We’ve been looking to introduce another lighter beer to the BridgePort roster for awhile now. After some testing, our unique take on a traditional Cream Ale was the perfect style to introduce,” states brewmaster Jeff Edgerton. “In the recipe, we used three hop varietals including Nugget and Meridian. We then used Yakima Valley Mosaic hops, added in the hopjack to create notes of tropical fruit and sweet grape. Locally, this beer has been a big hit with our fans and we’re excited to see what everyone else thinks as well.”
Our brewers started off with Great Western 2-row Pale Ale malt and then added generous amounts of malted wheat and flaked oats, yielding a pale gold brew. Cream Ale comes in at a sessionable 4.8% alcohol by volume, low bitterness, and finishes with slightly sweet fruit notes and a creamy mouthfeel from the added specialty malt, Carafoam.
BridgePort Brewing released Cream Ale in February as a test brew, available exclusively at the Portland-based BrewPub and select locations in Oregon. The local response was extremely positive and now, BridgePort’s Cream Ale will be available in 6-packs, 22 oz. bottles and on draft where BridgePort Brewing is sold.