The Best New Craft Beer That Will Brighten Up Your Day!

Ok so we’ve looked at the best way to serve craft beer alongside food but today we’re going to look at a craft beer. It’s not often we feature a specific drink but this week we’ve decided that this beer can’t be ignored. ICE CREAM FLAVOURED BEER!

Yeah, you heard me. Ice cream flavoured beers. The best way I can describe them is that it’s like all the best bits of being a kid mixed with the best bits of a being an adult. Available (from Beer Hawk) these beers come in four different flavours and we’re in love! A joint effort from Buxton and Omnipollo breweries, these beers are perfect for adding to your craft beer menu. 

Buxton x Omnipollo Original Ice Cream Pale Ale – The Original Ice Cream Pale Ale could be described as witch craft, I’m just saying. From the first sip, you enjoy a smooth vanilla ice cream taste. This beer features a hazy golden hue, as well as a generous white head. This beer is quite a sweet beer but is very balanced.

Buxton x Omnipollo Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Pie I mean imagine what you want it to taste like and you’re about there. Can you reference dip daps and lemon sorbet in tasting notes? With a small thin head, this beer has a strong citrus taste.

Buxton x Omnipollo Original Rocky Road Ice Cream – This one is on the stronger side, and is a marshmallow porter that has been brewed with cocoa nibs. This porter is darker in colour than my soul and features a nutty chocolate aroma. Again this beer features a smaller head and has a very syrupy chocolate flavouring.

Buxton x Omnipollo Original Texas Pecan Ice Cream – Another strong beer with the ABV at a whopping 10%. not that you can tell when drinking it. Another deep dark Imperial Porter, this beer is a thick and creamy beer. A sweet flavour, this beer is sweet with notes of chocolate, nuts and vanilla.

How to Serve Ice Cream Beer

Ok, so whilst they may be ice cream beer you’re not really going to be serving them in a sundae glass. Check out our recommended glasses below!

 Buxton x Omnipollo Original Ice Cream Pale Ale – This beer is best served in a tulip glass. We think these Munique Stemmed Beer Glasses are the perfect vessel. Will hold an entire bottle and still leaves enough room for the head.

Buxton x Omnipollo Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Pie – This beer is best served in a fluted beer glass or a Pilsner Glass. Stemmed and with a fluted design, these Dortmund Beer Glasses are the perfect way to serve this citrus beer.

Buxton x Omnipollo Original Rocky Road Ice Cream – Best Served in a Snifter glass, this porter needs room to breathe. With a subtle shape, these Draft Stemmed Beer Glasses from Utopia will be your best bet!

Buxton x Omnipollo Original Texas Pecan Ice Cream – Like the Rocky Road Beer, this Imperial Porter should be served in a snifter glass. If you don’t like the look of the Draft Stemmed Beer Glasses, why not check out these Malea Beer Snifter Pint Glasses. With plenty of room for the beer to breathe, you’re sure to pick up the sweet aroma.

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