Great Lakes Brewing Co. and Mitchell's Homemade Ice Cream are partnering on a new ice cream flavor for the holiday season: Christmas Ale Ginger Snap. The primary flavor will be Christmas Ale, which is made with honey, ginger and cinnamon. Mitchell’s adds fresh organic ginger, a dash of Vietnamese cinnamon, local honey and homemade ginger snaps.
"Similar to re-purposing spent brewer’s grain to make GLBC’s gourmet bread and pretzels, a small amount of residual Christmas Ale (previously expelled after the bottle filling process) is now captured from the filler and supplied to Mitchell’s," Great Lakes said in a news release. "This process helps both companies achieve their philosophies of zero waste."
Christmas Ale Ginger Snap will be released Nov. 1 for a limited time at the Great Lakes brewpub in Cleveland and at Michell's five locations in Northeast Ohio. The ice cream will be available at Great Lakes as a dessert and in pints to-go; all Mitchell’s locations will feature scoops, pints and quarts for customers. Great Lakes and Mitchell’s previously partnered on another ice cream flavor called the Edmund Fitzgerald Porter Chocolate Chunk, which is currently available at Great Lakes.