WeldWerks, Little Man Ice Cream Company Create Little Man Ice Cream Stout

Two Colorado culinary creators got together one sunny afternoon to enjoy an unlikely pairing: beer and ice cream. After a couple of pints and several scoops of ice cream, WeldWerks Brewing Co. and Little Man Ice Cream decided to make magic happen.

“After learning about each other’s businesses and how we each approach flavor combinations, we learned that we shared a lot of similarities,” says WeldWerks Innovation and Wood Cellar Lead Skip Schwartz. “We both have that out-of-the-box thinking on flavors and creativity but we’re committed to quality above all else, which means that neither company is truly ever done improving on quality and innovation.” 

To commemorate their like-minded concepts, the team decided to turn Little Man’s iconic Salted Oreo ice cream into beer. 

When it comes to flavor and ingredient-driven beers, such as their Watermelon Cotton Candy Sour or Coffee Coconut Stout, WeldWerks nails it every time, creating liquid versions of their food inspirations. At 6.5 percent ABV, Little Man Salted Oreo Stout emulates it’s ice cream counterpart with additions of vanilla, oreos, Salted Oreo ice cream from Little Man, and of course, salt. The result is an ice cream stout with a smooth and velvety mouthfeel and a sweetness from the ice cream that is balanced by a hint of salt.

“The process of making beer and ice cream are quite different, but both stem from a proper combination of ingredients to make the best consistency, flavor, and quality product,” says Little Man Ice Cream Company Production Manager Sarah Hegge. “I want to commend the team at WeldWerks for bringing such inventive and exciting flavors to life. It is remarkable just how well they end up matching the taste to the name on the can!”

WeldWerks’ Little Man Salted Oreo Stout will be available at the Greeley taproom, on Friday, Oct. 22, depending on quality control release hold. The beer will also be available in cans and on draft within WeldWerks’ distribution footprint. Check the brewery’s beer finder for more information on availability.

“Little Man Ice Cream is legenda(i)ry and we’re thrilled to partner with them,” says Schwartz. “With the Little Man team, we’ll be turning one of our fan favorite beers into ice cream next so stay tuned!”

Credit: Harrison Warters Photography

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