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The skinny: Beer float? Yuengling's brings back frosty quarts of ice cream

Black and tan float?

Yuengling brings back frosty quarts

Breyers, Ben & Jerry's, Edy's and Yuengling all have made ice cream but only one is more associated with ale, porter and lager. Beer drinkers up and down the East Coast know Yuengling as a 185-year-old family-owned Pennsylvania brewery whose lager flows from taps in countless bars and restaurants. What they might not realize is that Yuengling used to make ice cream, too, starting in 1920 at the dawn of Prohibition. Now Yuengling's Ice Cream is back after an absence of nearly 30 years, available at hundreds of stores in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware and New Jersey. Yuengling's initial run of 100,000 quarts rolled off the production line ahead of schedule because of high demand. Made by a small dairy in Tamaqua, Pa., Yuengling's is available in 10 flavors — including black and tan (Belgian chocolate and salted caramel), an homage to the ice cream's brewery roots.

Hold your nose

Fermented herring can set to go off

A 25-year-old can of fermented herring is swelling in the eaves of a Norwegian cabin and is literally raising the roof, its owner said. Cabin owner Inge Haugen said the forgotten can of "surstromming," an odorous Swedish delicacy left over from a 1990 party, is stuck in the eaves of his Trysil home and the bulging container has raised his roof almost an inch. A "disarmament" of the can is set for Feb. 18, involving fermented herring expert Ruben Madsen of Sweden's Surstomming Academy, Swedish news website TheLocal.se reported. "There are going to be more people here than there were at Barack Obama's inauguration," Haugen said with a laugh. But Madsen said not to expect an explosion. "Some fermented herring might come spurting out when we open it, and yes, it will smell."

Luxury lock

Porsche SUV traps suspect for police

Police in Germany said an attempted vehicle burglary was foiled when the Porsche SUV locked the suspect inside. Cologne police said witnesses called authorities around 7 p.m. Saturday to report a man was trapped inside a Porsche Cayenne sport utility vehicle, TheLocal.de reported Monday. Police said the 50-year-old man broke into the vehicle in an attempt to steal valuables but was trapped when the central locking system activated.

Dumb name

Starbucks: Store can't abuse brand

A mysterious shop named "Dumb Starbucks" is serving coffee again in Los Angeles after drawing weekend crowds that waited in a line two blocks long. The line Monday was far shorter, however. The store resembles a Starbucks with a green awning and mermaid logo, but with the word "Dumb" attached above the Starbucks sign. The Seattle-based coffee chain says its legal team is working on identifying the store's owner.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

The skinny: Beer float? Yuengling's brings back frosty quarts of ice cream 02/10/14 [Last modified: Monday, February 10, 2014 10:36pm]
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