I scream, you scream…wait, why are we all screaming? Oh, yeah — ice cream! Elevate your beer game with these creamy suds recos. Never heard of a beer float? It’s just brew and ice cream hanging out in the same glass. The result is frothy, beery, creamy and, honestly, the perfect treat for right now.
Peanut butter and chocolate is a power couple we’re all obsessed with, and adding a scoop (or three) of the decadent duo to a glass of dark or brown ale is in everyone’s best interests. Both the suds and the ice cream have sweet and nutty flavours, so, really, there’s nowhere to go but up.
Vanilla bean + pale wheat beer ale
This combo is simple, but it wears it well. In fact, vanilla is one of the most popular ice cream flavours of all time. A pale ale packs subtle banana and clove aromas, which spice up this scoop’s life, making each sip a complementary one. Whoever said vanilla couldn’t hang?
Dulce de leche + IPA
Okay, so IPA gets around, and we support its work ethic wholeheartedly. Once you’ve finished your coconut combo, try pairing indulgent dulce de leche ice cream with tart India pale ale. The brew’s pineapple aroma likes to flex with the caramel, and it isn’t going to let you down. Ever.
Maple-walnut + British-style pale ale, dark ale or honey beer
If a bit of Canadiana is more your style in the frozen aisle, match it with a dark ale or its Commonwealth pal, British-style pale ale. Both give a sweet and malty flavour to your maple-infused sip. If you like it really sugary, take it to another level with a honey beer. Double down!
Lemon gelato + pale wheat beer
We already know lemon adds zippy flavour to anything (obvs), so think of this combo like adding a squeeze of citrus to your suds — except these lemons have been whipped into creamy submission with a bunch of sugar, eggs and heavy cream. This matchup is delicious, and you deserve it.