Most people know Fudgie as the whale-shaped ice cream cake that's a staple at Carvel ice cream stores everywhere, but the chocolatey treat is now taking a new, adult-friendly form. Fudgie the Beer, a stout brewed with chocolate crunchies and fudge, has just been released by Carvel, much to the delight of now-grown fans of Fudgie the Whale cakes, which were first created in 1977.
The beer was made in partnership with Captain Lawrence Brewery, a craft beer microbrewery based in Elmsford, New York. Carvel recommends pairing the beer, which has an ABV of 6 percent, with roasted or smoked foods, as well as desserts containing chocolate or espresso flavors.
The company has even provided a recipe for a beer float to serve up at your next summer party:
(Serves 4) 1. In a blender, combine 12 ounces of stout and 4 cups of Fudgie the Whale cake, purchased at any Carvel shop. (Note: Too much stout will render the shake too watery.) 2. Sprinkle Carvel chocolate crunchies around the rim of the glass. 3. Top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup.
The beer is currently available at the Captain Lawrence beer hall in Elmsford, but it'll be limited to two four-packs per person. So you might want to act fast before supplies are gone. Check out Carvel's video below to see how the beer is brewed.