Captain Lawrence Brewing and Carvel® Soft Ice Cream are thrilled to announce a Cookie O’ Puss Pastry Stout to enjoy for St. Patrick’s Day and a Cookie Puss® Milkshake IPA in celebration of Carvel’s 85th birthday.
Coming off of the tails of last year’s Fudgie the Beer success, Carvel Menu With Prices drew inspiration from Carvel’s iconic character cake Cookie Puss. Hailing from Planet Birthday, Cookie Puss is actually a wonderfully charming space alien with cookies for eyes and an ice cream cone nose. Around since the 1970’s, both Cookie Puss and Cookie O’ Puss (his St. Patrick’s Day persona) are vanilla-and-chocolate ice cream cakes.
“Our collaboration with Carvel is a thing that people are having a thrilling time with — it’s also a thing that we take seriously as brewers,” said Scott Vaccaro, Founder of Captain Lawrence Brewing. “We’ve seen numerous other well-known brands launch beer collaborations since our inaugural partnership, and this year’s is going to be much sweeter. Our goal has been to generate quality beers which our fans will like, while also ensuring we express the character of both Captain Lawrence and the Carvel cakes that inspire these new brews.”
Hitting store shelves on February 26, the Cookie Puss Milkshake IPA is brewed with Carvel’s legendary vanilla frozen treats, passing it on a rich, full-body taste and texture. The Cookie O’Puss Pastry Stout, brewed with Carvel’s signature chocolate crunchies, is actually a chocolate-lover’s dream. It carries heavier notes of cacao and roasted undertones. “As two born and bred New York brands, we couldn’t think about anything more valuable than coming together to produce something great during this type of significant year for people,” said Scott Colwell, President of Carvel. “2019 marks Carvel’s 85th birthday so that as we look to the future, we wish to keep giving our loyal fans the ability to take pleasure in the well tested Carvel treats they love, but with a new twist.”
The Cookie O’Puss Pastry Stout is going to be available wherever Captain Lawrence comes, throughout the east coast, including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington DC, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Virginia. The Cookie Puss Milkshake IPA will only be obtainable in New York State, because of the closure from the TTB, which regulates interstate beer sales, during the government shutdown. Both Carvel and Captain Lawrence are excited to distribute the Milkshake IPA more widely for Carvel’s 85th birthday later this year.
Both Cookie Puss and Cookie O’Puss is going to be exclusive edition brews that will likely sell out almost as quickly as last year’s Fudgie the Beer collaboration. Carvel and Captain Lawrence fans with FOMO, and within driving distance neqync the Elmsford Brewery can pre-order both beers from CPtheBeer.com until February 27th, for local pick-up. For additional information about the partnership, the beers and how to find them, visit CPtheBeer.com.
About Carvel Soft Ice Cream – The United States’ first retail soft ice cream franchise, Carvel® Ice Cream has become among the best-loved and a lot recognized names in their industry. The company is really a leading provider of premium soft soft ice cream and hand dipped frozen treats products, as well as uniquely shaped ice cream cakes, including its signature Fudgie the Whale® and Cookie Puss® cakes. Atlanta-based Carvel currently operates over 400 franchised and food service locations. Visit Carvel Hours for additional information, follow us on Twitter @CarvelIceCream and Instagram or be a fan at http://facebook.com/CarvelIceCream.