Milkshake + IPA = Delicious
By: Amber Ogden
January 30, 2019
In the famous words of Arnold Schwarzenegger “Milk is for babies, when you grow up you have to drink beer.” Milkshake IPA’s may not come off as the traditional beverage of choice, however a quick bit of trivia is that milkshakes were originally served as alcoholic beverages once upon a time! So in actuality, milkshake IPA’s are the perfect combination. Milkshakes and IPA’s have always been trendy apart but together they make for a tasty glass of merriment. For the past three years and counting milkshake IPA’s have been becoming more and more popular around town.
Outside of its’ traditional ingredients, breweries have been experimenting with lactose, fruits, different spices and of course the perfect amount of hops to top the beverage off. Take a look at some local breweries and try out their milkshake IPA’s.
Rochester Mills Beer Co.
The Milkshake Stout contains 8.5% alcohol and is a sweet ale brew blend. This drink contains 7 proprietary malt blends and has a low hop level. The beverage is a sweet and smooth, robust, dark beer. A chocolate base from cocoa nibs ensures a trip down memory lane with every sip. Customers can also try the Lush Milkshake IPA during the winter season.
Detroit Beer Co
This milkshake IPA is not traditional, nor does it want to be! Flavors like blood orange and raspberry puree help to explain the name Zazzy Speedo. The combination makes for a tart, sweet and juicy fruit brew. Enjoy these fresh fruity flavors on a warm summer day, or a day you wish was summer.
Noob-Noobs Mango Pineapple Milkshake IPA
The Royal Oak Brewery
With these fruity flavors this milkshake IPA is bound to win you over and remind you of a day in the sun. With mango and pineapple puree mixed with the lactose this is a hop-sicle in a glass.
Remember to drink responsibly and plan ahead with a designated driver or take advantage of one of these local designated driving services.