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Beer drinkers toast new ice cream

Published 15/08/2011 | 14:11

Glasgow-based West Brewery is serving up ice cream infused with a wheat beer
Glasgow-based West Brewery is serving up ice cream infused with a wheat beer

It's a familiar dilemma on a hot summer's day - cold beer or ice cream?

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Now one Scottish firm is offering a solution to the fair weather quandary, with an unusual hybrid of the two.

Glasgow-based West Brewery is serving up ice cream infused with a wheat beer.

The boozy treat, which contains the brewery's own award-winning Hefeweizen beer, is available throughout the summer at its bar and restaurant on Glasgow Green.

The ice cream is made by Ayrshire Glen, a small company based in Galston.

West founder and managing director Petra Wetzel said: "We are just as passionate about our food as we are about our beers and we felt it would be great to celebrate the summer by bringing a new dimension to our best-loved beer.

"We are always looking at ways to use our beers in the dishes we serve, and have already used our St Mungo lager in our fish and chips and our Dunkel in our steak pies.

"Our Hefeweizen wheat beer is a perfect complement to the dairy ingredients of ice cream with a refreshing taste that has gone down a treat with our customers.

"The beer garden is such a favourite when we have sunshine and we are positive that the West ice cream will go down a treat with beer-lovers who are big kids at heart."

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