Small Town Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream Ale

Not Your Father's Vanilla Cream Ale

Today we ran our half marathon. Neither of us had trained as well as we would have liked, but we persevered and finished. For me, I had hoped to do as well as last year’s time (1 hour and 38 minutes), but knew that was going to be a real long shot. I figured, worst case, I could finish in 1 hour and 45 minutes, roughly equal to running an average of 8 minutes per mile. I ended up with a time of 1 hour 46 minutes, coming up bunk against both goals. Whatever, I finished the damn thing with a respectable time, and that’s all that matters!

Half Marathon

Yesterday we went to the in-laws to celebrate Father’s Day. We gave my wife’s dad a hammock, which he seemed to like. We also shared a bottle of Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream Ale, which the folks at the brewery were kind enough to send me.

Not Your Father's Vanilla Cream Ale
Melissa and her dad

Small Town Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream Ale is the newest soda-inspired beer from the Small Town Brewery. We all liked the stuff. Both me and my father-in-law thought it tasted strongly of cream ale, but the flavor profile quickly shifted to a strange beer-ish flavor. We both like the initial taste, but it took a while to warm up to the after-taste. Melissa thought it tasted just like soda, and thought it was every bit as good as the Not Your Father’s Root Beer.

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Narragansett Cream Ale

Narragansett Cream Ale

A couple of weeks ago I was ranting about not being able to refinance my mortgage. Well, I FINALLY found a mortgage company that knew what I was talking about and is willing to help out. I got a quote today and it looks like I can save a bunch of money AND reduce the duration of my loan. I haven’t pulled the trigger yet, but it appears to be a no-brainer.

Narragansett Cream Ale

Tonight when I got home I had a delicious surprise on my doorstep – Narragansett’s new Cream Ale! WOOT! Having just come off a review of an imperial cream ale, I have some frame of reference (although not a perfect comparison).

The beer is golden and transparent. It poured with some head that quickly dissipated. Mouthfeel wise, it has a bunch of carbonation. In the flavor department it’s kinda “grainy”. There’s noticeable, but not abundant hop flavor in there and a mild sweetness to accompany.

I REALLY wish I had a regular Gansett Lager to try side by side. Funny…I always have some in the fridge, just not tonight. I think the cream ale could replace the regular lager as my go-to beer!

P.S. This is way better in comparison to the aforementioned imperial cream ale.

Narragansett Cream Ale