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Free Boozy Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream, and More

Humphrey Slocombe’s Hot Toddy — Glenlevit ice cream with clove caramel and candied citrus. (photo courtesy of Humphrey Slocombe)

Humphry Slocombe’s The Glenlivet Ice Cream

Some folks may have pledged to a dry January following the over-indulgent holidays. But you may find yourself falling off the wagon with Humphry Slocombe’s new The Glenlivet flavor.

Yes, the famed 12-year-old single malt scotch stars in this new flavor by the artisan San Francisco ice creamery known for its creative rebelliousness.

Throughout the end of January, The Glenlivet will be available at all three Bay Area Humphry Slocombe locales.

But head to the original Mission District scoop shop, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 25, for a real treat. That’s when that location will be offering free scoops of the Hot Toddy Sundae, which features The Glenlivet ice cream drizzled with clove caramel and topped with candied lemon.

It’s in celebration of Burns Night, commemorating the Scottish poet. Specialty artisan cocktails also will be served, including the Founder’s Reserve Highball Float with The Glenlevit ice cream.

Anchor Brewing’s New Baykeeper IPA

San Francisco producer Anchor Brewing Company is saluting the 30th anniversary of the San Francisco Baykeeper, a non-profit dedicated to stopping pollution in the Bay, with a new limited edition beer.

Baykeeper IPA is available through spring.

Kick back with the new Baykeeper IPA. (photo courtesy of Erin Conger/Anchor Brewing)

I had a chance to try a sample. The golden, slightly hazy brew is as crisp and refreshing as you’d expect for a beer inspired by the brisk Bay waters. There’s orange zest on the nose, and a more restrained bitter hoppiness than most IPAs. It’s quite balanced and easy to quaff.

A portion of the proceeds from this beer will directly support San Francisco Baykeeper, which is the only nonprofit with a pollution patrol boat that regularly monitors pollution in the Bay.

Baykeeper IPA sells for $10.99 for a six-pack nationwide.

Salt & Straw Reinvents Chocolate for Valentine’s Day

Why give the expected box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day, when you can give chocolate ice cream instead?

Salt & Straw Ice Cream is once again teaming up this February with local chocolatiers in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego and the San Francisco Bay Area to create unique chocolate ice creams.

The Chocolatier Series by Salt & Straw. (photo courtesy of Salt & Straw.)

In the Bay Area, the Chocolatier Series will include: Dick Taylor’s Black Figs & Madagascar Chocolate, NeoCocoa’s Black Sesame Brittle & Brown Sugar, Dandelion’s Cacao Fruit Sorbet, Feve’s Chocolate Cherry Vinegar Cordial, and TCHO’s Cinnamon Spiced Milk Chocolate Crunch.

Enjoy it by the scoop, flight or pint. Or get a five-pack delivered for $65 plus shipping.

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