Today was bottling day for Batch #8 a Cream Ale.  This brew is a version of the light, fizzy American lager style.  Cream Ale is a speciality of the eastern U.S. so it’s very appropriate considering we have family living in the eastern U.S.  It’s a beautiful gold color and on first taste was very smooth and not a bit bitter!  There actually is a hint of buttered toast in the aroma and flavor.  This may be considered a “lawnmower” beer, meaning that it’s a great summertime beer.  But, living in Florida it’s always summertime so I’m thinking it’ll be great any time of the year.  There weren’t any surprises on the brewing time.  Pretty typical with only one fermentation so it’s been two weeks since brewing.  It’ll be fun to see how it tastes in another two weeks when it’s time to really taste test.  Oh- and the name.  Well, it was brewed specially for the Brewing By the Bay’s Captains Sweetheart (me) because’s got a low ABV- about 4.0%, is a cream ale-one of my favorites, and was brewed Valentine’s weekend.  Thus it’s called Caribbean Sweetheart Cream Ale.

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