I suppose it was inevitable at some point, but people are making ice cream out of beer.
The Heritage Belgian beer cafe in The Rocks has "a trio of fruit beer sorbets" made from apple, cherry and peach beers. Made by an outside supplier, they are more like gelato in texture. Part-owner and chef Olivier Massart says the sorbets previously were made on the premises using equal parts of fruit beer, fruit pulp and sugar syrup (a formula that crystallised after a few days in the fridge).
The Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe in the city has gone the whole hogshead, creating a distinctive range of ice-creams and sorbets using the house beers – the pick of the crop is a stunning dark-purple sorbet made with blackberry hefeweizen.
Sounds interesting. I’ve heard of making floats out of ice cream and stout (like a root beer float), but this is a new one to me. I would’ve thought the carbonation would be a problem.