Fenwick Woodtype

Happy St. Patty’s Day, everyone! In the spirit of the day and the week of beer partaking, Fenwick Woodtype can be the cure for what ales you (misspelling intended).

When researching Irish beer craft beer, I came across this article…

30 Fantastic Irish Beers You Have To Try in 2015 (As Suggested by Ireland’s Beer Geeks and Experts)

It’s chalk full of not only great beers to try, but it’s also a great inspiration for beer label design.

But why did I make this a cream ale, and not a stout?

Honestly? Beats me. I am of the opinion there is no wrong way to create fictional beers. But I maybe because I have always heard the term “Irish Cream Ale” or “Cream Stout” or something similar, and I really like a beer from Catawba Brewing called Farmer Ted’s Cream Ale. A cream ale is far from a traditional Irish stout. Rather, it’s a crisp yellow ale that get it’s creaminess from the addition of corn. There are actually some “authentic” cream ales out there such as Kilkhenny Irish Cream Ale and Wexford Irish Cream Ale. But I’m focusing on American craft beer!

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