Brew in Miami: Mother Earth Cali Creamin'

Craft Beer of the Week: Cali Creamin’ — a vanilla cream ale from Mother Earth Brew Co. It’s the perfect beer to toast American Craft Beer Week (May 11-17).  

Story: Based in Vista, California, Mother Earth hasn’t stopped growing or getting better since it started brewing in 2008. Now that it’s distributed in Florida, look for the brewery’s strong lineup, including Boo Koo IPA and this week’s pick, Cali Creamin’.

Cream ales are sort of the ale offshoot of light lagers, meaning they’re good “gateway” craft beers for folks accustomed to Bud Light and Corona. Mother Earth adds some flaked corn and vanilla beans to give Cali Creamin’ its unique cream-soda flavor. At just 5.2 percent alcohol by volume, it’s dangerously drinkable. 

Price: $8 for a 22-ounce bottle, available at Total Wine & More.