Newburgh Brewing Company is still a relatively new name in the craft beer world. They produced their first beer in April 2012, and have become a local NY sensation, and are well on their way to becoming a household name across the country.
Brewmaster Christopher Basso worked under Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery for six years, before forming Newburgh with longtime friend Paul Halayko. Boasting a portfolio of over 36 year round, seasonal and limited release beers, they are the real deal. The Cream Ale is their flagship offering, and a true New York original.
The beer pours a clear straw yellow color with golden highlights. The one and a half finger soapy white head shows decent retention. Once the head dissipates a very light lacing remains a top the beer and along the sides of the glass.
Aromas of bready and pale malts dominate the nose. A touch of sweet grain can be found lurking underneath the bready notes. Fresh herbal and earthy hop aromas are also notable and add great balance to the bouquet.
On the palate the first thing you notice is the luxurious and creamy mouthfeel. Notes of bread and sweet malts flood the palate. Intertwined seamlessly with the malty and bready notes are earthy herbal hop notes. The hops add a distinctive bitterness that balances without overdoing the beer. The finish is bone dry and very clean.
The Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 3.0 Out of 5 Pints