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Posted October 29, 2012
October 29, 2012—CLEVELAND, OHIO—The holidays are going to be much sweeter this year! Great Lakes Brewing Company (GLBC) and Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream have partnered on a phenomenal ice cream flavor for the holiday season; the two companies expect to release Christmas Ale Ginger Snap on November 1, 2012 for a limited time at GLBC’s Ohio City Brewpub and Mitchell’s Northeast Ohio locations. This ice cream partnership is also a perfect opportunity to welcome Mitchell’s, which is opening a central production facility on West 25th Street, into the Ohio City neighborhood.
The primary flavor in Christmas Ale Ginger Snap is, of course, GLBC’s Christmas Ale, a holiday ale brewed with honey and spiced with fresh ginger and cinnamon. Similar to repurposing 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 captured from the filler and supplied to Mitchell’s. This process helps both companies achieve their philosophies of zero waste. Mitchell’s then adds fresh organic ginger, a dash of Vietnamese cinnamon, local honey and homemade ginger snaps, and voila! One more reason to love the holidays in Cleveland!
Christmas Ale Ginger Snap will be available at GLBC as a dessert and in pints-to-go; all Mitchell’s locations will feature scoops, pints and quarts for customers. GLBC and Mitchell’s have previously partnered on another ice cream flavor called Edmund Fitzgerald Porter Chocolate Chunk, which is currently available year-round at GLBC.