Ask almost anyone about spiders or floats and they would to tell you a story from their youth when they enjoyed a delicious cola or lemonade spider (or even root beer).
And when you think about it, what is beer but an adults soda, drank in moderation and for enjoyment (and sometimes to excess!).
So in the spirit of my childhood I have been rattling around some ideas on how to take the spider to that next level.
A couple of weeks ago after purchasing some fresh passion fruit and some high quality vanilla bean ice cream I experimented some with this idea.
Stone & Wood brewing's amazing Pacific Ale was the perfect match for these flavours with its big passion fruit note and overall light fruity sweetness.
The passion fruit pulp to helped bring out that intense flavour and the ice cream added that soft, cold deliciousness that I remember from being a kid on a hot day.
I'd like to experiment with some other less common beers and ice creams and will endeavor to do so in the future, probably later in the year when summer comes around again!
|Beer & Ice Cream?!|