FRAMINGHAM – Framingham-based Springdale Beer Co. and Somerville’s Union Square Donuts have teamed up to create a limited-edition collaboration beer and collaboration donut. The beer will be released tomorrow, Friday, October 9 at the Jack’s Abby Beer Hall, with accompanying events surrounding the release over the following week.
The Springdale x Union Square Donuts Malted Milk Ball Porter was made with 110 large boxes of Malted Milk Balls, chocolate malts and tapioca to land on this truly incredible decadent beer. We boiled our wort down to make a thick malt syrup that is being used in the accompanying collab donut, a Malt Glazed Chocolate Ganache Donut topped with Milk Chocolate Pearls.
“The donut tastes like a modernized ‘Whopper’ – the malt syrup made from Springdale malt, the smooth milk chocolate ganache, and the fun crispy pearls all play on this favorite candy we love to enjoy. The malt used in the glaze and the beer has complex notes of warmth and caramel that play against the creamy, rich milk chocolate. And what would a ‘Whopper’ be without the fun, crunchy pop we deliver with the milk chocolate pearls,” said Sarah Belisle, Head of Culinary Production at Union Square Donuts
“The deliciousness of donuts and beer were destined to be together. We feel the same way about Springdale and Union Square Donuts. We didn’t know it until we met, but our two companies were meant to collaborate on something to wow the world,” said Rob Day, Senior Director of Marketing at Springdale Beer Co.
“The way business is being done has changed overnight or maybe it’s really going back to a time where producers gathered together to support each other and celebrate each other’s goods. This partnership with our friends at Springdale Beer Co. is exactly that. We are two local businesses who are committed to our craft, driven by working with exceptional ingredients, honoring classic techniques and respecting tradition. We spent months together, telling stories, sharing ingredients, recipes, donuts and beers and we finally landed on beer and a donut that celebrated the flavor profile of the nostalgic malted milk ball,” said Josh Danoff, Co-Founder of Union Square Donuts & Chief Donut Officer
On Friday, October 9, cans of beer are available for retail purchase at the Jack’s Abby Beer Hall, with draft being poured in the Beer Garden.
On Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11, a limited number of Donut & Beer packages will be available for pickup at the Jack’s Abby Beer Hall on Saturday and Sunday morning. For $35, you receive a 4-pk of Malted Milk Ball Porter and a half dozen Union Square Donuts, including 2 of the collab donuts. To purchase, visit jacksabby.co/order, starting at 8pm the night before.
On Monday, October 12, beer will be available at select retail accounts. Use the Flavor Finder on the Springdale Beer Co. website to find out which accounts near you will sell the beer: https://springdalebeer.com/beer-finder/
On Sunday, October 18, from noon to 2 p.m. enjoy the Donut and Beer together just a stone’s throw from the Union Square Donuts Shop at The Independent. The Independent in Union Square will have a pop-up of Springdale Malted Milk Ball Porter and Union Square Donuts Collab.
Pre-orders and pickup info available on https://theindo.com/