HooDoo Beer + Girl Scout Cookies = YUM!

It’s that time of year! It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! How can you resist those darlings in brown and green? And if you do, what’s your secret? Well, for those that live for this time of year (to help out a great cause, of course), we’ve created this handy beer pairing cheat sheet just for you [Research!].

When purchased locally, Girl Scout cookie sales stay in your community. With every box purchased you help girls build essential life skills and make a positive impact on their communities. So go ahead grab a sleeve and indulge again, and again, and again.

Cookies taste better with beer.

Cookies taste better with beer.

Your Guide to Pairing HooDoo Beer with Girl Scout Cookies:

Thin Mint – HooDoo Stout
Together, the beer’s toasted malt and the cookie’s chocolate harmonize, while the coffee and mint invigorate your senses.

Samosa / Caramel deLites – HooDoo Stout or HooDoo Vanilla Porter or HooDoo English Mild
Cookies coated in caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut and striped with chocolate coating calls for the malty sweetness of the english Mild or the richness and vanilla, coffee depth that the Stout or Porter delivers.

Peanut Butter Patties / Tagalongs – HooDoo Vanilla Porter
Cocoa and malt characteristics nod to the cookie’s chocolate coating and it’s vanilla-flavored framework are right at home with our Vanilla Porter, which is aged on 5 pounds of sticky Madagascar Vanilla Beans..

Trefoils / Shortbread – HooDoo English Mild or HooDoo Barleywine
Butter, sugar, vanilla, flour. Traditional shortbread cookies are fairly straightforward so the Mild and the Barleywine don’t get in the way of that.

Do-Si-Dos / Peanut Butter Sandwich – HooDoo Stout
Do-Si-Dos dance with the rich mouthfeel of Stout. It will make you wanna have 5, 6, 7 or 8.

Lemonades – HooDoo Rye Saison or HooDoo American IPA
Citrus on citrus action. Yep, it’s hot.

Savannah Smiles – HooDoo American IPA
IPAs can be the perfect mate for a sugary treat as they tend to cut they cloying sweetness that is inherent with this lemon-flavored bomb of a wedge cookie.

Thanks-a-lot – HooDoo Barleywine
Shortbread with fudge goodness.
Grab a Barleywine or two with a sleeve of these and have an “I love you, Man” type of night.

Rah-Rah Raisins – HooDoo Barleywine or English Mild
The Barleywine plays nicely with the dark fruit flavors of this cookie. The Mild’s caramel sweetness is a slam dunk – as in dunk that cookie into your pint. Go team!

Cranberry Citrus Crisps – HooDoo Saison or HooDoo Belgian Golden Strong
The earthiness of the Saison and BGS is the perfect pair for these crispy whole wheat morsels. Both of these beers have a subtle spice from the yeast that will love the bits of tangy cranberries and the zesty lemon kick.

Trios – Milk or HooDoo Vanilla Porter
If you are eating this gluten-free cookie, just grab a glass of milk (cow, soy, almond, hemp – you decide). Or get crazy and have a Vanilla Porter, which will be nice with the oats, chocolate chips and peanut butter.

Let us know what Cookies you like best with your beer. The best part is experimenting, so nibble and sip in the name of research. PROST!

NEW! HooDoo + Food Brew Log

Pairing beer and food can be a very rewarding experience, so can cooking with your favorite beers. The broad range of flavors and aromas of HooDoo’s beer can be paired with a variety of dishes. We’ll also list tried and true recipes, recipes to do, and other foodie inspirations!

Do you have any favorite HooDoo/Food or Beer-inspired recipes? Or are you curious about incorporating beer into your cooking and want us to try? Let us know in the comments below.

PROST!

HooDoo Brewing Co. Ice Cream

Malt-forward HooDoo Beers make great ice cream. Here, Karen makes a holiday treat using the Pumpkin Ale.

Vanilla Porter Quick Bread with Barleywine Poached Pears

Absolute showstopper. Fun to make. Super flavor.

For me, there was no better way to celebrate our 2013 Barleywine release today than with a beer-infused, AK Beer Week treat. This was a new recipe for me. I saw it in Cooking Light magazine and KNEW I had to try it. Any flavorful, rich beer would be great in this recipe – try HooDoo Stout, the Vanilla Porter, or English Mild.

TIP: After poaching the pears, don’t toss out the poaching liquid. It’s infused with a lovely Barleywine and pear essence. I mean, it is ridiculous! It would be great in cocktails, drizzled on cake or your morning oatmeal, or stirred into yogurt…so be sure to save it.

HooDoo Brewing Co. Vanilla Porter Quick Bread

Barleywine for the pear hot tub + Porter for the bread = Beer for the cook.

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