We’ve teamed up with Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams have teamed up again on our fifth collaboration beer, Splendid Strawberry Oat Milkshake IPA, to be released ahead of our two-day celebration of Ohio’s strawberry season this Memorial Day Weekend. The fifth annual Jeni’s Strawberry Jam – a family-friendly, picnic-style party that marks the annual release of Jeni’s Strawberry Buttermilk ice cream and the start of summer – is returning after a two-year hiatus. The event will be hosted at here in our Franklinton Taproom and Beer Garden on Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day.
Jeni’s worked with our brew team to create a decadent strawberry-forward Milkshake IPA that takes a cue from Jeni’s dairy-free ice cream offerings by utilizing oats and coconut flour to achieve its creamy texture and perceived vanilla sweetness without the use of lactose.
“Jeni’s devotion to creating premium ice creams and bringing people together mirrors exactly what we do here at Land-Grant with our beers and our space,” said our Co-Founder and Creative Director Walt Keys “Our continued collaboration and partnership with Jeni’s allows us to create a sense of community through the love of our products and passions, while elevating and celebrating the growers, makers, and local businesses that surround us.”
Strawberry Jam recognizes Ohio farms who produce thousands of strawberries annually, including longtime partner Mike Hirsch of Hirsch Fruit Farm in Chillicothe, Ohio, who grows rows of strawberries specifically for Jeni’s signature Strawberry Buttermilk ice cream.
“We started Strawberry Jam as a way to honor what we do well in Columbus—rural and urban culture together, community and collaborations, quality and character, entrepreneurship and vision,” said Jeni Britton, founder of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. “To have it return as a two-day event, alongside another artisanal Land-Grant collaboration beer, feels extra special. We can’t wait to kick off summer together.”
In addition to the beer and ice cream, Strawberry Jam will include several family-friendly activities and vendors, including The Tart Peach, Urban Spreads, Prospect Jam, Celebrated!, and Igloo Letterpress – alongside specialty kid-friendly drinks from High Banks and Rambling House.
Strawberry Jam attendees can also experience strawberry-inspired menu items from Ray Ray’s Hog Pit, Mikey’s Late Night Slice, Dodo Donuts, Belgica Confections, Where It All Vegan, Street Thyme, and Angry Weiner. Fox In The Snow will also bring back its event-exclusive strawberry shortcake, topped with Jeni’s ice cream.
Land-Grant will have Splendid Strawberry Oat Milkshake IPA available on draft and in 16 oz. four-packs – which will also be in local grocery stores – the week leading up to the event. Land-Grant will also release two additional Jeni’s collaboration beverages – a Strawberry Tart Ale and a Strawberry Hard Seltzer – exclusively on draft at the Strawberry Jam event.
For the full Strawberry Jam event details – including the entertainment line-up, family-friendly activities, food trucks, and vendors – please visit: https://landgrantbrewing.com/jenis-strawberry-jam/ and use #jenisstrawberryjam on social media.