The Craft Creamery makes frozen, boozy fun

The Craft Creamery

Beer ice cream sounds like a silly gimmick, but plop a scoop of vanilla into a stout and you’ll start to understand where Jesse Sahlin was coming from when he launched the Craft Creamery last year. For Sacramento Beer Week, he collaborated with local breweries to churn out the likes of red-ale-salted caramel and imperial stout-chocolate ice creams. Try them—along with their matching brews—Thursday, March 9, at New Glory Craft Brewery (8251 Alpine Avenue); Friday, March 10, at New Helvetia Brewing Co. (1730 Broadway); and Saturday, March 11, at Sactown Union Brewery (1210 66th Street, Unit B). For those more into plated desserts, check out New Glory’s event, which features downright elegant options such as pavlova layered with lemony ale-infused custard and ice cream, and orange caramel profiteroles filled with orange IPA ice cream. More at