HUB Ice Cream fires up the vintage truck for an ‘a la road’ Brewery Tour

"Most people don’t think of beer and ice cream as a pairing, but it actually works really well."

After an entertaining tour back in June, taking its vintage ice cream truck to various spots in town, the parlor is ready for another round.

HUB Ice Cream is once again hitting the pavement for an “a la road” trip, pairing up with local breweries on select dates from Wednesday, July 21 – Wednesday, August 25.

HUB Ice Cream

Photo courtesy of HUB Ice Cream

For more than a month, the “Brewery Tour” will feature a series of pairing events happening from 6 – 8 p.m. each Wednesday — pairing HUB’s ice cream with some of Tucson’s local brews.

The vintage ice cream truck will set up shop outside each location and will be providing ice cream for each brewer’s pairing option. This includes flights, tasters, or beer floats depending on which night of the tour it is.

HUB Ice Cream Parlor

Photo courtesy of HUB Ice Cream Parlor

“Ice cream isn’t just for the kiddos,” said Kristel Johnson, general manager of HUB Ice Cream. “Especially during the summer, some of the best ways to keep cool are ice cream and beer — so why not pair them? Our mobile ice cream truck makes it easy to tour like this, and we couldn’t pass on the opportunity to pair some of our 30+ flavors with amazing local beer.”

HUB “A La Road”: The Brewery Tour Schedule

Wednesday, July 21
  • Crooked Tooth Brewing Company
  • Paired flight of three pours and ice cream
  • Mike Kanne to perform live
Wednesday, July 28
  • Dillinger Brewing Company
  • TBA
Wednesday, August 4
  • Ten55 Brewing Company
  • “Beer float” featuring XOXO Coffee Stout
Wednesday, August 11
  • Dragoon Brewing Company
  • Paired flight of four to five-ounce pours and ice cream
Wednesday, August 18
  • Barrio Brewing Company
  • TBA
Wednesday, August 25
  • Borderlands Brewing Company
  • Paired flight of four to five-ounce pours and ice cream
  • Beers include the Noche Dulce Vanilla Porter, Strawberry Wheat Ale, Tangerine Sour, and Horchata Cream Ale
HUB Ice Cream

Photo courtesy of HUB Ice Cream

“We are so excited to team up with HUB for this event,” says Eric Sipe, owner and general manager of Dillinger Brewing Company. “Most people don’t think of beer and ice cream as a pairing, but it actually works really well. Both can have complex undertones that are perfect for pairing.”

HUB Ice Cream Parlor is located at 245 E. Congress St. For more information, follow HUB Ice Cream on Facebook or visit thehubicecream.com.

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