On my honor, I will try, to pair beer with my Girl Scout cookies.
The girl scots promote compassion, courage, confidence, and cookies.
If you’re lucky, around this time every year, a parent in your office puts one of those blessed cookie order forms in a communal area at work. And you, depending on how hungry you are at the time, order 2-25 boxes of Thin Mints, Samoas, and Peanut Butter Patties. (Don’t worry. If you missed the boat, or the parents of you office make their kids actually sell the cookies themselves, you can still order them here).
Once your cookie package arrives via parental Sherpa, be sure to stop by your favorite craft beer store before you year into the first box. According to beer expert, Matthew Stock, milk isn’t the only beverage that pairs well with cookies.
Stock explains that there are so many ingredient variations in beer, that it’s easy to pair them with food… and cookies. Here are a few of his top recommendations:
Thin Mints + Chocolate Stout or Porter. Stock’s Recco: Cigar City Prewiring’s Jose Marti
Shortbread + Cream Ale. Stock’s Recco: Dead Lizard Brewing Company’s Chameleon Cream Ale
Samoas + Hefeweizen. Stock’s Recco: Weihenstephaner’s Hefeweissbier
The Girl Scouts of America, and craft brewers everywhere, thank you for your business.