WY 1056 will work fine for a cream ale, but I REALLY like WLP080. My last couple cream ales I have used WLP001 because I have a lot of washed jars of it from previous batches, and although the beer is alright, I really prefer the 080. It makes for a more crisp, lager-like beer. Several people have sworn that the cream ale I made with it was a lager. It does give off some sulfur smells during the first few days of fermentation, but it goes away fast. After doing a side-by-side comparison of the same cream ale recipe with 001 in one and 080 in the other, I think I will be using 080 from now on.