You walk out of the grocery store and there they are. Your local Girl Scout Troop is once again slingin’ those cookies that we all know and love. How can you turn down those innocent faces and sweet smiles? You can’t. And let’s be honest, you don’t want to. You want those cookies. And here at Growler USA, we want to pair those delicious cookies with some of favorite craft beers.
So, go support your local Girl Scout Troop, buy up some cookies, and crack open a craft brew – it’s time for our annual pairing tradition!
Shortbread Cookie with Hefeweizen from Resolute Brewing
These sweet, buttery Shortbread cookies are simple yet satisfying. And even better – they pair perfectly with Resolute Brewing’s Hefeweizen. This hefe is a hazy and refreshing German wheat beer with distinctive banana-and-clove flavors. Those same banana and clove flavors help lift the subtle shortbread cookie off your palate, making for one perfection combination!
Savannah Smiles® with Unfiltered Wheat by Boulevard Brewing
Powdered sugar fingerprints are evidence that you’ve already had your fair share of Savanah Smiles®, those crispy lemon wedges dusted in sugary goodness. The subtle lemon flavor of this cookie gets amplified when you pair it with Boulevard’s Unfiltered Wheat. In Kansas, fans of this beer squeeze a lemon in it to bring out the natural citrus flavor of this easy-drinking brew. Do the same when you pair it with this cookie and you’ll experience a citrus flavor bomb.
Samoas® with Samoa This from Southern Tier Brewing
You know Samoas® as those extra crispy cookies coated in caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut, and striped with a dark chocolaty coating. Samoa This is Southern Tier’s match to this classic cookie – hitting you with the same classic combination of flavors. This brew is a decadent, dessert like stout that screams indulgence.
Tagalongs® with Peanut Butter Porter by Liquid Mechanics
These little beauties are decadent patties made up of crispy cookies layered with peanut butter and covered with a chocolaty coating. I mean, what more could you ask for? How about a Peanut Butter Porter from Liquid Mechanics to pair with it. The imperial porter base of this creamy beer is amplified with a strong peanut butter aroma and accompanied by sweet flavors of peanut butter and chocolate. Grab those cookies out of the freezer because it’s time to indulge!
Thin Mints® with 17 Mint Chocolate Stout by Perennial Artisan Ales
Thin Mints® are a legend in the Girl Scout cookie world. These crispy chocolate and peppermint cookies are no doubt something we can all get behind. Want to really amp up that classic flavor combination? Try 17 Mint Chocolate Stout by Perennial Artisan Ales. This stout has a deep, roasted flavor that is balanced with bright, mint notes. It’s the perfect compliment to a cookie. Or two. Or three.