New Belgium and Ben & Jerry’s to introduce new ice cream beer

Emery Love

No longer do you have to have your beer and ice cream separately. Ben & Jerry’s and New Belgium have announced that they are collaborating in the production of an ice cream beer.

Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale, a porter beer, will be released this coming fall. According to the packaging released by New Belgium, the beer will be, “laden with chocolaty, salted caramel, vanilla goodness.”

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“It has a real malty flavor with a lot of chocolate tones,” said Bryan Simpson, spokesman for New Belgium Brewing. “It’s definitely on the sweeter side.”

The new beer will benefit the charity Protect Our Winters which fights the effects climate change has on the mountains.

“We consider earth and the community as stakeholders,” Simpson said. “We want to raise awareness around global warming together.”

The beer will be 6.3 percent alcohol and come in six-packs.

“I think I will really like this beer because I love sweet alcohol,” said Paige Akiyama a senior at Pacific University of Oregon who was on vacation visiting the brewery. “I think it’s great that two large companies are working together.”

For some people like Davis Chang, a student at University of Colorado Aurora, the beer will be treated like a dessert.

“I’d have one beer and it call quits,” Chang said. “I’d like to try it out and just enjoy the flavor.”

A specific release date has not been announced, but Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale can be expected sometime this fall.

Collegian Reporter Emery Love can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter  @emerynlove