The old rhyme goes "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream", and just think about it: all those wild screaming people hadn't popped open a cold one. Well, they don't even have to now, thanks to beer-flavored ice cream from Frozen Pints.
Hatched by a group of buddies from Emory after someone accidentally spilled a bottle of beer near an ice cream machine at a BBQ, Pints is a new brand of scream-worthy snack that meshes all manner of craft brews with local ingredients to bring you "flavor combinations you've never experienced before", although it’ll be tough to top that weird Brigitte Nielsen fling. The taste range starts light with the slightly tart, Champagne-like Peach Lambic, then moves to the floral-noted, local honey-infused, strong hop-flavored Honey IPA, and the Brown Ale Chip with hints of roasted hazelnut and chocolate chips made of sweet milk, which's what James Franco said when he somehow got the role after being mired in Nights in Rodanthe. Fuller-bodied sweet creaminess includes Vanilla Bock (their initial flavor), which rocks Madagascar vanilla, dark fruit, and clove, plus two stouts: the coffee/oak/Vietnamese cinnamon Espresso, and the malted-milk-enhanced Chocolate, whose simple blend is “short and sweet”, a description you should borrow when others call you a half-pint.
While preparing for a retail release in the coming months, the gang'll be dishing out freebies at local get-downs like this weekend’s Heritage Sandy Springs Beer Fest. In the meantime
is the only reason anyone knows about Spacehog, they’ll be plotting new flavors with each other at a local pub they hilariously (?) call "the gym", also a place where you scream, while doing 12.5lb hammer curls.
Photo by Chris Watkins of Eat. Drink. Repeat.