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Friday, April 17, 2015

Ben & Jerry's and New Belgium Brewery Are Making an Ice Cream Beer

Posted By on Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 11:00 AM

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Humphry Slocombe has been making beer ice cream for years, including Magnolia beer floats, and Smitten Ice Cream even used their liquid nitrogen to make ice cream with a substantial alcohol content, but until now, the opposite has been hard to find.

Not anymore. Ben & Jerry’s has partnered with New Belgium Brewing to create a Salted Caramel Brownie Brown ale, a special 6.3 ABV brew that’s expected to his shelves sometime this fall. Because both companies are socially minded B Corps, they’ll be using profits from this collaboration to support minimizing carbon pollution and supporting sustainable agriculture.

While Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield said they’d be open to producing a cannabis-infused version of Ben & Jerry’s (“Combine your pleasures,” they told HuffPo Live), they faced some unexpected obstacles from the State of Vermont. Well, do it in Colorado, guys! Edibles are obviously legal there, and New Belgium is based in Fort Collins. The Centennial State’s governor was a former brewer, too, so maybe all these indulgences could come from a single production facility.

[Via Grub Street]
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