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Mike McNeil
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Username: Macster

Post Number: 143
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 69.180.84.186
Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 03:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

During my college days in Montclair, NJ (early 1970's) we would occasionally frequent a neighborhood bar in Patterson (if I recall correctly) that served what I can only term "Real Cream Ale." The barkeep would ladle a small amount (perhaps an ounce or two) of a sweet thick cream out of a small copper kettle and then draw a light colored ale on top from the tap. It was absolutely delicious. I also recall that the tap handle was from a small, unknown brewery (in other words it wasn't a Genny, Ballantine, Rheingold, etc.; one I would have recognized). The best part was 30+ years ago a delicious mug of this cream ale was only about $.50.

Was just curious if anyone out there has tried or heard of this style of Cream Ale either recently or in the past? Man, it was good!!
 

Skotrat
Senior Member
Username: Skotrat

Post Number: 1293
Registered: 04-2003
Posted From: 24.61.120.214
Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 03:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it Little Kings?

Was it Ruppert Knickerbocker Cream Ale?

-Scott
 

Doug Pescatore
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Username: Doug_p

Post Number: 1593
Registered: 10-2002
Posted From: 141.232.1.1
Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 04:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Scott,
Little Kings were an awesome change from our standard high school brews of Bud, Coors (no lights back then), Miller, Moose Head, and Old Millwater (actually one of my favorites back then).

Mike,
Paterson in the 70s? Are you sure it wasn't West Paterson or Little Falls? I am relatively sure the life expectance of a college kid in Paterson back then was measured in minutes.

-Doug

(Message edited by doug_p on September 15, 2005)
 

Denny Conn
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Username: Denny

Post Number: 5068
Registered: 01-2001
Posted From: 140.211.82.4
Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 09:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have never heard of a cream ale with real cream in it...sounds kinda disgusting to me....
LIfe begins at 60...1.060, that is.
 

Skotrat
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Username: Skotrat

Post Number: 1295
Registered: 04-2003
Posted From: 24.61.120.214
Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 10:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sounds like something the B&T'ers would drink though...

Sounds kind of interesting...
 

Denny Conn
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Username: Denny

Post Number: 5073
Registered: 01-2001
Posted From: 63.114.138.2
Posted on Friday, September 16, 2005 - 07:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tell ya what, Scott...you can have MY share!
LIfe begins at 60...1.060, that is.
 

Mike McNeil
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Username: Macster

Post Number: 144
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 69.180.84.186
Posted on Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 05:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm tellin' ya guys, it was tasty stuff. Hey, I love a hefty Imperial IPA or Barley Wine like the rest of ya, but this cream ale was absolutely delicious!! It must have been quite a local niche brew however since I've yet to locate anyone else who has experienced it.

It may well have been Little Kings or Ruppert with the cream added to it. It was just so long ago.

Doug - I think you're probably right, it was W. Patterson. Although just college kids we weren't brazen or stupid enough to venture into Patterson.
 

Brad Petit
Junior Member
Username: Voodoobrew

Post Number: 33
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 70.240.88.126
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 04:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In Patterson that's just the way things go...
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 3518
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.57.229.8
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 12:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'd have given you five stars for the Dylan line if you'd spelled Paterson correctly, Brad.
 

Brad Petit
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Username: Voodoobrew

Post Number: 35
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 70.240.113.124
Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 04:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

D'Oh!