To celebrate their 85th birthday, Carvel is teaming up with Captain Lawrence Brewing and together they are re-releasing a limited edition Cookie Puss Milkshake IPA. The vanilla-flavored beer was previously released in Feb. 2019, but only in New York. This time, the dessert-themed beverage will be available in Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
The reaction to this odd combination has been surprisingly positive. One factor could be that the flavors reportedly make a nice combination, or it could be the fact that the drink has a 7.5 percent ABV, giving it a stronger punch than most beers.
The milkshake stout was initially released alongside a St. Patrick's Day-themed drink, Cookie O'Puss Beer, which was also flavored with chocolate. However, it appears as if O'Puss' time in the sun has come to an end.
Pre-orders for Cookie Puss Birthday Beer are currently running through May 1st.
This isn’t Carvel’s first foray into alcoholic beverages. In 2018, the company celebrated Father’s Day by releasing a limited edition Fudgie the Beer, a stout that included chocolate “crunchies” and fudge.