I’ve heard of a root beer float, but never just a beer float; however, an article I read this morning has me itching to try one.
The fall is filled with craft beers brewed with cloves, nutmeg, brown sugar and other traditional flavors of the season. Combine one of these tasty brews with two or three scoops of premium vanilla ice cream – or better yet, one of the quality pumpkin ice creams that you can find in the freezer section of the grocery store this time of year – and you’ve got a beer float reminiscent of a pumpkin pie.
I think I want to try a pumpkin ale with a scoop of pumpkin ice cream. There is a homemade ice cream shop about 30 minutes from my house (http://www.hoffmansicecream.com/) that makes a really great pumpkin ice cream this time of year. That with some Dogfish Head Punkin could be the perfect marriage of flavor.
What flavors would you try, or better yet, have you already tried this experiment?