Arts 28

Published on July 28th, 2006 | by Greg


Ben and Jerry’s Black and Tan

Beer and ice cream? Has my wildest dream come true? Two of my most favorite things together and friends? Never since Drew Carey’s ‘Buzz Beer’ coffee beer concoction has a better concept come around. And Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream was wise enough to leave it a concept. I mean seriously, who wants beer in their ice cream?

So when Ben and Jerry’s put the two of them together, they emphasized the cream in the cream stout and swirled it with chocolate. But worry not. There is a little teeny bit of beer-taste in there—enough to make eating it a buzz.

It’s nothing we’d crave, and it doesn’t quite satisfy the 12-stepper in you. But it’s a good alternative to other flavors, and it does go pretty well with beer.

About the Author

Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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