Captain Lawrence Brewing and Carvel® 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 the tails of last year’s Fudgie the Beer success, Carvel drew inspiration from Carvel’s iconic character cake Cookie Puss. Hailing from Planet Birthday, Cookie Puss is a wonderfully charming space alien with cookies for eyes as well as an soft 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 have loads of fun with — it’s also something that we take seriously as brewers,” said Scott Vaccaro, Founder of Captain Lawrence Brewing. “We’ve seen several other well-known brands launch beer collaborations since our inaugural partnership, which year’s will be much sweeter. Our goal has become to produce quality beers that the fans will love, while also ensuring we express the type of both Captain Lawrence as well as 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 soft ice cream, creating a wealthy, 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 Ny brands, we couldn’t think of anything more important than coming together to launch something special during such a significant year for all of us,” said Scott Colwell, President of Carvel. “2019 marks Carvel’s 85th birthday so that as we look towards the future, we wish to keep giving our loyal fans the ability to take advantage of the well tested Carvel treats they love, but with a brand new twist.”
The Cookie O’Puss Pastry Stout is going to be available wherever Captain Lawrence is sold, all across the east coast, including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Ny, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington DC, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Virginia. The Cookie Puss Milkshake IPA are only offered in New York City State, due to the closure of the TTB, which regulates interstate beer sales, through 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 probably sell out almost as soon 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. To learn more concerning the partnership, the beers and where to locate them, visit CPtheBeer.com.
About Carvel Soft Ice Cream – The United States’ first retail soft ice cream franchise, Carvel® Soft Ice Cream has become among the best-loved and many recognized names in its industry. The company is a leading provider of premium soft frozen treats and hand dipped ice cream 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 Holiday Hours for more information, follow us on Twitter @CarvelIceCream and Instagram or be a fan at http://facebook.com/CarvelIceCream.