Three young men from Old Lyme, Connecticut came up with the idea of infusing ice cream with beer. And not any old beer – they used stouts, bocks, lagers, porters, lambics and ales. “This is not vanilla ice cream that someone poured a bottle of beer into and its certainly not Tutti-Fruitti,” they explain on the Brewer’s Cow Ice Cream website. In 2012, they pitched their business on Shark Tank (but did not get a deal).
There were three flavors available: Black & Tan made with Guinness Draught; Ten Penny Beer Nut Parfait made with Dirty Penny Ale; and Bavarian Beer Brittle made with Samuel Adams. But the Brewer’s Cow wasn’t cheap. A six-pack of The Brewer’s Cow Beer Infused Ice Cream (2 of each flavor) went for $72. Shipping included.
June 2017 Note: The shop on The Brewer’s Cow Beer website is now closed.