Ben & Jerry's and New Belgium Brewing have teamed up yet again to create the beer of your inebriated dreams: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale.
Slated to hit stores this fall, the sweet, sudsy amalgamation will be the second collaboration for the two companies. In 2015, the Vermont-based ice cream maker and Colorado-based craft brewery released a limited-edition Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale, and last October Ben & Jerry's blessed us with a list of the perfect beers to accompany their frozen creations.
In a press release from the co-creators, the new ale is described as "deliciously decadent," and the beverage will also be used to raise awareness about climate change (think melted ice cream). The two companies have pledged to donate $50,000 in proceeds to the environmental nonprofit Protect Our Winters.
“We are excited to be partnering once again with the good folks at Ben & Jerry’s and POW,” Jenn Vervier, New Belgium's director of sustainability, said in the press release. “The beer in development tastes amazing and we look forward to talking about climate change and climate action. With the upcoming election and a new administration, year two is even more important than the first round.”
Though ice cream-flavored booze may still be a novelty, boozy ice cream has grown in popularity in the last few years. In 2014, Mercer's, a family-owned creamery in Boonville, New York, introduced an alcoholic, wine-flavored ice cream, and later that year Tipsy Scoop followed suit with its cocktail-inspired pints. While the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale won't hit kegs for another few months, we're already looking forward to an extra-boozy ice cream float this fall.