Land-Grant Brewing Co. and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams are teaming up to release a limited-edition strawberry beer to coincide with the ice cream company's fourth annual Strawberry Jam.
Splendid Berry Brut — along with Jeni's Strawberry Buttermilk ice cream — will be available at the Strawberry Jam, which is set for noon to 10 p.m. May 26 at the Columbus brewery's Taproom and Beer Garden. The event, which celebrates Ohio's strawberry farmers, also will feature food, music and strawberries.
Splendid is a berry-infused, Brut-style ale that has a pink color.
“Splendid is the beer you want to be drinking when summer temps arrive,” Jeni’s founder Jeni Britton Bauer said in a prepared statement. “It’s refreshing, cooling — just lovely, really. And it’s bright pink, capturing the spirit of Strawberry Jam. Land-Grant brewed the perfect beer for the perfect day.”
It's the second year the brewery and Jeni's partnered on a collaboration beer.
"With the massive success of last year's Strawberry Jam and collaboration beer, Elixir, we knew this was a partnership we wanted to continue to grow and foster," Land-Grant co-founder Walt Keys said in a prepared statement. "Heading into 2019, our first thoughts were: 'How can we grow this bigger and better?' For us that starts with the beer. Last year's beer was brewed strictly to complement the strawberry ice cream and we used hibiscus to achieve that. This year we wanted to get the berries more directly involved in the brew to create this really pleasant early summer sipper that pours, of course, a bright pink."
Splendid Berry Brut will be available at the Land-Grant taproom starting May 19 and in craft beer retailers around Central Ohio the following week. It will sell for $11.99 a six-pack.