Summit Brewing Company has announced the release of Zingiber Cream Ale.
The 22nd beer in the limited release Unchained Series is available now on draught and in 12-ounce can six-packs.
Zingiber Cream Ale is a 50/50 hybrid of ale and lager, brewed identically and fermented separately utilizing unique yeast strains, the company says, then blended after fermentation.
The beer is clean, crisp, malty-sweet, full-bodied and robust, the company reports. The addition of organic Hawaiian ginger adds a bright, spicy dimension.
“Zingiber Cream Ale was a recipe idea born from my desire to recreate one of the lesser-seen All-American beer styles,” says Summit brewer Christian Dixon. “The hops were selected both for their flavor attributes and their German-American heritage.”
The next Unchained Series installment will be announced this fall.
Zingiber Cream Ale Information:
Malts: 2-Row, German Pils, C-15, German Cologne, Torrefied Wheat
Hops: Sterling, Mt. Hood
Kettle Additions: Fresh Organic Hawaiian Ginger
Color: Harvest Gold
Yeast: Munich Lager II, American Ale II
Pairing Suggestions: Korean barbecue, sushi and chocolate fondue.