I saw an online article that paired Girl Scout Cookies with beer. Color me intrigued. Okay, I don't particularly like Girl Scout Cookies. Sorry, that makes me the equivalent of a cookie grinch, right? But I buy them every year to support one or two girl scouts that I know. So, I decided to give the cookies and beer pairing a try. I read the flavor profiles of the beer and decided to create my own pairings.
Here's what we tried...
I must have missed the memo that Samoas were renamed Caramel deLites. No matter. They taste the same.
Caramel deLites + Coconut Curry Hefeweizen
To complement the coconut of the cookies, I poured Lips of Faith's Coconut Curry Hefeweizen. This straw-hued brew has a big, bold aroma with coconut and curry tones and a hint of banana. The beer also boasts cinnamon, coriander, fenugreek, ginger, Kaffir lime, and cayenne pepper. It was a perfect, fun beer for a favorite cookie.
Thin Mints + Tanilla
Everything I read paired Thin Mints with a porter. I'm down with that. I selected Knee Deep Brewing Co.'s Tanilla. Made with Tahitian vanilla beans, Tanilla has a soft chocolate flavor with the delicate intensity of vanilla, and rich notes of coffee. I think this was my favorite pairing!
Lemonades + Hard Lemonade
Lemonades replaced the Lemon Coolers. Boo! But lemon they were, so I matched them with a hard lemonade.
Pretty sure that this is not what Lina had in mind when she handed Jake our cookie order. But this was a fun project.
What do you think? Would you pair beer with Girl Scout Cookies? What would you pour?