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Archive for Thursday, June 6, 2013

Lawrence Libations: Oatmeal Stout Float at Cottin’s Farmers Market

Oatmeal Stout Float — with Free State beer and Iwig ice cream — at Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market.

Oatmeal Stout Float — with Free State beer and Iwig ice cream — at Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market.

June 6, 2013

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Oatmeal Stout Float — with Free State beer and Iwig ice cream — at Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market.

Oatmeal Stout Float — with Free State beer and Iwig ice cream — at Cottin's Hardware Farmers Market.

Lawrence Libations
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This only-in-Lawrence, build-it-yourself libation is available at the sole public location Free State Brewing Co. beer and Iwig Family Dairy ice cream regularly come together: the Thursday farmers market behind Cottin’s Hardware and Rental.

Buy a container of vanilla ice cream from the Iwig stand (don’t forget to ask for a spoon), buy an Oatmeal Stout from the Free State stand (don’t forget to get a bendy straw), drink enough beer to free up some room in your cup, then drop in as much ice cream as you think it can handle. (Word to the wise: After this step there will be foaming. Delicious hoppy-bittersweet-creamy foaming.)

The hard stuff: Free State Brewing Co. Oatmeal Stout

Where it’s served: Cottin’s Hardware Farmers Market, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at 1832 Massachusetts St.

What it costs: $6 ($3 for beer + $3 for ice cream = $6)

When it’s on special: It’s not, but you could make it cheaper at home. Pick up a six-pack of Free State's Oatmeal Stout from your favorite liquor store and a larger tub of ice cream at the Iwig Family Dairy Store, 1901 Massachusetts St.

Other libations at this location: A few other Free State beers in bottles and whatever nonalcoholic creations the market vendors have on tap. While we’ve got mixing things ourselves on the brain ... wouldn't a Wheat State Golden and lemonade shandy hit the spot on a hot day?

— Drink up. Stay classy. Don’t forget to tip your bartender. And let us know if you want to suggest a libation for this feature — email sshepherd@ljworld.com or Tweet her at Twitter.com/KCSSara. Cheers.

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