Hear us out: Beer floats aren't bad. The right combinations of cream and suds can add up to something even better than the milk-and-ice-cream standard. There are a few ways to do this, according to Food & Wine magazine, that revolve around matching the strengths of ingredients and fostering contrasts. Stouts and porters go well with chocolate and vanilla ice creams, but Hefeweizens and Pilsners jam with fruity, citrusy ice creams. Try out some kitchen science at Mixed Greens this First Thursday, when it hosts Powderhaus Brewing and ice cream from Spoonthumb. While the official event description says nothing about beer floats, the temptation to combine the tasters of brew and ice cream on a hot July Thursday will no doubt be unsuppressable. While stirring a single-serving cup of beer float, don't forget to check out the selection of accessories, bath and body kit, and knickknacks.