Conshohocken Brewing Company and East Whiteland-based ACME Market have teamed up to turn Philadelphia’s famous sweets into a signature summertime brew, writes Alicia Vitarelli for 6abc.
The brew is called Ivins’ Famous Lemon Shandy Ale.
“Today we are finally putting into cans – a project that has been years in the making with ACME,” said Matt Pushinsky, Director of Sales at Conshohocken Brewing. “What we did is we dumped 200 pounds of Ivins’ famous lemon snap cookies into the beer.”
After last week’s official canning ceremony, Ivins’ Famous Lemon Shandy Ale was sent to ACME Market stores.
Shandy is a drink that blends beer or ale with either lemonade or lemon soda. However, the brewers have decided to give the ale a truly Philly flavor by crushing the lemon cookies into the mix.
While this represents the first collaboration between the brewery and the grocer, it will not be the last.
“Our plan is to rotate the flavors of the beer with the flavors of the Ivins’ cookies,” said Cindy Aleardi, Assistant Liquor Sales Manager for ACME Markets.
Next in line? Gingersnap beer for the upcoming fall season.
Read more about the collaboration for Ivins’ Famous Lemon Shandy Ale in 6abc.