From the people who invite you to have your beer and eat it too comes a new craft beer ice cream, just in time for spring.
Introducing Strawberry Sofie, the latest flavor from Frozen Pints. It’s a partnership between the Atlanta-based company and Chicago’s Goose Island Brewery.
Sofie is a sparkling Belgian farmhouse ale that was fermented with wild yeasts and aged in wine barrels. The tart citrus flavors of the ale are complemented by hints of strawberry in the ice cream. The boozy frozen treat is gently sweet with an upbeat finish reminiscent of champagne.
The limited release Strawberry Sofie is the first collaboration with an out-of-state brewery and follows Frozen Pints’ partnership with Terrapin Brewing Company this winter.
Frozen Pints craft beer ice cream can be found in more than 130 stores and restaurants in Atlanta and surrounding cities. It’s for adults only so prepare to show I.D. — each pint has an alcohol content between 1 and 3 percent, depending on the flavor.
For more information and to find where Frozen Pints is available near you visit www.frozenpints.com.
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Fans of Wild Heaven Craft Beers can now enjoy an Invocation or Ode to Mercy at their home in addition to at their local bar. Starting this week, the two beers are available to purchase in bottles.
Wild Heaven was created by Nick Purdy, founding publisher of Paste magazine, and brewmaster Eric Johnson of Athens’ Trappeze Pub. Since launching in September 2010, the Decatur-based brewery has found a huge following in Georgia with their expertly crafted, high quality beers.
If you haven’t yet tasted these excellent brews, now is the perfect time to pick up a four pack.
Invocation is a Belgian-style golden ale. It is cloudy golden yellow in color, with spicy flavors of dried and tropical fruits and a refreshing, slightly bitter finish.
Ode to Mercy is an Imperial brown ale. My favorite of the two, it is bold and balanced with rich flavors of coffee and oak and a hint of citrus from the hops. The finish is smooth and creamy.
Invocation and Ode to Mercy are 8.5% and 8.2% alcohol by volume, respectively.
The four packs of 12 oz bottles are now available at a number of liquor and package stores throughout the Atlanta area, as well as all in-town Whole Foods locations.
Nick and Eric are working on two new beers for Wild Heaven so stay tuned for details on the beers’ style and when they will launch. Wild Heaven’s brewery, to be located on the border between Decatur and Avondale Estates, is targeted to open in the first half of 2012.
Click here for more information on Wild Heaven Craft Beers.