Rain doesn't halt beer float event – Norman Transcript

Storms weren’t able to stop two Norman businesses from collaborating to create a floating concept.

On Saturday, ice cream lovers and beer connoisseurs made their way out to 405 Brewing Co., 716 Topeka St., for the “Float Your (405) Beer” event. For $5, attendees combined their favorite 405 brew with soft and creamy custard from Rusty’s Frozen Custard.

“This rain isn’t going to keep people from getting their ice cream and beer fix,” Rusty’s owner Rusty Rasmussen said.

405 co-founder Jonathan Stapleton said Rasmussen approached him and other co-founder Trae Carson after the 405 taproom opened in February.

“We tried to make it happen earlier during the summer while we still had coffee imperial stout FDR and Blueprint on draft, but we didn’t get a date set,” Stapleton said. “It’s late summer now and we’ve decided to put FDR back on tap for the occasion. We will be pouring the beer and Rusty will be scooping the custard.”

Soda is usually the first thing people think of when they make an ice cream float. However, that didn’t deter people from enjoying it with a beer instead.

“It’s very good. You can really taste the coffee flavor [from the FDR],” Norman resident Tiffany Meyer said. 

Meyer said Saturday was the first time she tried a beer float and she’s glad two businesses like 405 and Rusty’s could get together to create such a unique product.

“It’s always great to see two local business work together to serve Norman and its residents,” she said.

Meyer wasn’t the only one impressed with the combination.

“This is a great opportunity to try something new or to pretend you’re back in your youth having a root beer float, adult-style,” Stapleton said.

Although floats stopped being served at 3

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