New Belgium - Ben & Jerry's Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale
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IMG_6276What: New Belgium’s Ben & Jerry’s Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale

Still looking for the perfect gift this holiday? Well, look no further than your grocery store shelves! Two of our favorite teams have collaborated to make this special brew that will be lurking in the beer aisle at your local store for a limited time. So while you’re shopping for your holiday dinner feast, pick up a 6-pack, or two, of these genius-ly crafted brews to give to the craft beer lover, sweet tooth, or just plain awesome human, on your list. They will wonder how you got your hand on this, get good laugh, and thank you for bringing this liquid joy into their life this holiday. Just like the Beer Aliens don’t enjoy light, fizzy tasteless beer much, we’re not huge fans of plain jane ice cream either – we love Ben & Jerry’s for their creative concoctions and so too love our beers just as artfully crafted. 

This Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale is dark brown and pours with a thick head of tightly clustered bubbles. It’s aroma is sweet and nutty, with hints of chocolate and spice. The flavors are more subtle than we had expected, with just a touch of sweetness and a very low hop profile. We expected it to be a bit creamier, but it goes down smoothly, and is actually a great beer for just drinking since it is not too strong or complex. We tasted chocolate malt, some biscuit bread-iness, and and some toasted nuts. We also got more upfront flavors of caramel and brown sugar. Medium-light body with a lingering aftertaste that will trick you into thinking you just ate dessert, but comes with slightly less guilt and no sugar high. Zero calories?… think again.

You don’t often head to the store to buy yourself a dessert inspired beer, but us aliens had so much fun drinking, baking with, and sharing this ice cream brew. Click here to check out our Boozy Brownie Sundae recipe! And feel free to get creative with your gift-giving. Pair with a cool beer glass, a sampler glass set, a pint of Ben & Jerry’s new Salted Caramel Brown-ie Ale Ice Cream (yes, there’s such thing…) or stick in a stocking just for fun! And be sure to share your stories and pictures with us here or on our social media!

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Hoppy Holidays, humans!!

For more information on where to find this beer, and about New Belgium + Ben & Jerry’s collaboration, click here. Also, be sure to try some of the ice cream version while they’re still out there!

More more info on New Blegium Brewing, visit their website, facebook, and twitter! And for Ben & Jerry’s visit their website here.

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Karla is a food lover, self-taught baker, and beer aficionado from Boston, MA now living in San Diego, CA. When not on the hunt for a new craft beer experience, Karla can be found in the kitchen cooking up delicious meals and baking sinful sweets or at a local coffee shop for her daily coffee buzz. She started home brewing in Seattle while in college in 2014 and fell in love with the craft beer scene in the Pacific Northwest and during her time studying abroad in Prague, CZ. Hoping to one day own her own specialty food shop and bakery, Karla is a huge fan of experimentation when it comes to food, drinks and sweets. Karla is also an avid backpacker, hiker, and certified yoga instructor. It is only natural that as an alien, she tries to get outdoors every opportunity she can get!

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