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Beer Float... No "Root" here...

Beer Float! With Hoppin' Frog Oatmeal-Imperial Stout

We've asked you how you like your ice cream floats, and we've confessed our own love for beer floats. And now we've found perhaps the perfect beer for a thick, rich, chocolatey beer float; it's nearly as creamy as the ice cream!

The beer has a big name: B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout (where B.O.R.I.S. stands for "Bodacious Oatmeal Russian Imperial Stout"). It's a chocolatey, rich, incredibly smooth dark stout with caramel and chocolate overtones, a mellow toastiness underneath, and a long hoppy finish that balances out sweet ice cream with a pleasantly bitter bite.

Now, I can't take any credit for this pairing; I was introduced to it by Constance, the beer and wine specialist at a great neighborhood market near where I live. The Hills Market teamed up with local favorite Snowville Creamery for an ice cream social with fresh-made ice cream and great beers. We tried floats with three different beers: an orange blossom ale, a raspberry framboise lambic, and then this hearty chocolate brew. All three were inspired pairings, but the Hoppin' Frog pairing nearly made my husband's eyes roll back in his head. So of course we had to try it at home again immediately.

Hoppin' Frog is a great little brewery in Akron, Ohio, and their beers are slowly gaining a wider distribution. To find them near you, check out their website:

Hoppin' Frog - Available throughout the Midwest and some parts of New York, Rhode Island, and the Carolinas.

Highly recommended! It's such a rich beer, too, that one bottle should get you through at least four or five floats. Delicious frosty, creamy, coolness for these warm evenings.

Do you like beer floats? What's your favorite beer to pair with ice cream?

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Weird, I've never had a "Beer Float", but that B.O.R.I.S. sounds like it'd work well.

I typcally lean towards the sweeter beers though, like a good Belgin Wheat.

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I've tried a Miller Lite Float in college. It just turned into foam. I was a freshman at the time, I didn't know better.

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