Name Change & Inspiration From Poe

You may have noticed that our name recently changed to Cream and Amber. We made a decision to re-brand and choose something a little more unique! Check out the inspiration for our new name below - we hope you like it as much as we do!

“Filled with mingled cream and amber,
I will drain that glass again.
Such hilarious visions clamber
Through the chamber of my brain — 
Quaintest thoughts — queerest fancies
Come to life and fade away; 
What care I how time advances?
I am drinking ale today.

— Edgar Allan Poe

One of our favorite things about this poem is the image it evokes - we can picture sitting down with a freshly poured pint and sipping on it while watching the world go by or day dreaming, taking a moment to just enjoy a good beer. Sometimes it's nice to be able to let your mind wander and see where it goes! I've also read that people tend to be more creative after a beer or two, but I can't remember how reliable the source was, so don't quote me on that.

We're well aware the poem that inspired our new name comes with its own controversy on authorship - the original manuscript supposedly hung on a wall in a tavern in Massachusetts and was later "attributed" to Poe by a barman there. If you do some Googling, you'll find that the lines are widely accepted as authored by Poe, but there are those who doubt its origin because of the writing style and its vague chain of evidence linking it to Poe.

Regardless if Poe wrote the lines or it was just another person who really liked drinking beer (hey, who doesn't?), we're excited to drain a glass in celebration of poems, ale, and getting one step closer to opening Cream and Amber!

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