Beer and ice cream are an underrated combo (no lamb and tunafish, but still). Shoutout to a pair of food and beverage innovators for combining them in one chocolatey mash of bottle-stuffed goodness.
New Belgium and Ben & Jerry’s announced their collaboration on a beer, the Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale, a 6.3 percent brown ale brewed with cocoa and cooked up to benefit Protect Our Winters.
“Although our TTB filing for the beer is now public, specifics around the campaign are still in development,” New Belgium Director of Sustainability, Jenn Vervier said in a press release. “At this time I can confirm that Ben & Jerry’s and New Belgium are collaborating to raise awareness around issues we are passionate about, and that the results will be delicious.”
Chocolate beers are kind of the rage these days, but it’s hardly new for New Belgium to dip its toe in the vat of salted dessertery. The biked beer brewer is bringing back Cocoa Mole soon and the Salted Belgium Chocolate Stout is a delightfully well-balanced beer given the various ingredients.
In other words, this isn’t going to be a bunch of different dessert flavors stuffed inside a bottle. The guess here is it’ll be the kind of drinkable dessert beer that you share only to end up soaked in regret at the decision to give your friends a taste.
The expected drop date for the beer is in the fall of 2015 and despite the sixer above you can expect the brew to come in 22 ounce bombers, like many of New Belgium’s other one-off, speciality products.