You can now buy Ben & Jerry’s ice cream beer, and beer ice cream
Colorado craft brewery New Belgium created a beer inspired by the decadent flavors of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Then the Vermont ice cream makers turned that New Belgium Brewing beer into an ice cream.
Yes, you read that correctly. You can now buy Ben & Jerry’s ice cream beer. And you can buy Ben & Jerry’s beer ice cream.
The partnership started last spring when New Belgium formulated the new Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale. The dark ale uses roasted and caramel malt for a bittersweet base, adds a touch of salt to enhance the flavors and further underscore the salted caramel impressions, then gets an added dose of brownie-esque flavor from cocoa powder and vanilla powder added late in the brewing process. The frozen side of the equation is Salted Caramel Brown-ie Ale ice cream, which swirls salted caramel and fudge brownie bits into ice cream made with New Belgium’s beer.
The collaboration was designed as a way to raise awareness of climate change — a topic both companies are passionate about. A portion of proceeds from sales of the beer and the ice cream will benefit Protect Our Winters, an organization mobilizing the snow sports community into activists fighting to save ski slopes and other winter wonderlands in America.
New Belgium’s dessert-inspired brew is hitting shelves now in six-packs and as part of the New Belgium Folly Pack variety box. The ice cream is available at Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops and in retail pints for about $5.
If you score both treats, you’re pretty much required to make a beer float.
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