Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Piss Beers of Upstate New York: Part 7, Genesee (Brew House) Orange Honey Cream Ale


Piss Beers, Part 1 - Genny Lager
Piss Beers, Part 2 - Uncle Charlie (Utica Club)
Piss Beers, Part 3 - Genny Bock
Piss Beers, Part 4 - Genny 12 Horse Ale
Piss Beers, Part 5 - Stewart's Mountain Brew Ice v1.0
Piss Beers, Part 5 1/2 - Stewart's Mountain Brew Ice v2.0
Piss Beers, Part 6 -Genesee Ice 

There is one true Cream Ale and her name is Genny. She wears a green dress and is accompanied by lightning.

But when I heard that the Genesee Brew House was putting out a Cream Ale other than the OTCA (One True Cream Ale), I was insanely curious. It took me a little while but I finally got over to Oliver's Brew Crew on Colvin and scored a 6 pack o' cans.

It felt a little strange paying 10 bucks for a 6 pack of Genny in an unfamiliar can... But what the heck? I'm nothing if not loyal to my brands. Genesee could can dirty Genesee River water and I would probably buy at least one sixer of it.

So here she is poured. I have drunk approximately 99.9% of my previous Cream Ale from a can or a long neck. I giggled a little as I tipped the can into a pint glass.



This stuff is ridiculous. After I took the first sip my thought was -- "Those magnificent bastards made the Cream Ale taste like cream soda!" The first impression is definitely that they are intending a riff on cream soda which is pretty damn funny if you ask me. I love whimsy. But as you drink on it a bit more you can taste hints of orange and honey. The honey seems to hit you in the back of the throat as you swallow. 

Bottom line -- this stuff is fun as hell and full of flavor. I loved it. It made me smile.

I need to make a trip out to the Genny Brew House. They are making magic out there.

1 comment:

  1. Genesee Brewhouse makes many good beers. OHCA isn't one of them.
    Just an opinion.
    Nice to see you back!

    Dave S

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