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Summer Is Coming And So Is Gelato Beer

Beer and gelato are two favourites for a hot day, so why not have both?

Craft beer giants Australian Brewery and ice cream connoisseur Messina have teamed up to release 'Gelato Ale' just in time for Summer.

The limited-edition beer will be dulce de leche flavour, an Argentinian caramel-like delight made from sweetened milk.

It was banned from importation into Australia after a breakout of foot and mouth disease in the South American country saw a crackdown on milk products.

Messina and Australian Brewery have teamed up to create Gelato Ale. Image: Australian Brewery

In 2018, Messina strived to bring back the flavour to its gelato range. It has since become one of its most popular flavours.

Now they've lent their expertise to Australian Brewery and developed the dulce de leche flavoured Gelato Ale.

"To see our dulce de leche turned into a beer has been a really interesting process," Messina co-owner Donato Toce said.

"We’re really happy with how it tastes -- it’s not too sweet but the dulce de leche still comes through in the flavour.”

The limited-edition beer will be available from December 1. Image: Australian Brewery

The ale was created with a specially made batch of the sweet treat, through trial and error to balance the flavours.

“We love working in collaboration with other brands and we couldn’t have been happier with Messina who helped bring our idea to life," Head Brewer of Australian Brewery, Daniel Shaw, said.

"Using the dulce de leche to create a flavour profile that pushes the limits of what a beer can taste like has been really exciting for our team!”

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