As we move further into February, sure signs begin to pop that winter is waning. The days are getting longer, temps are getting warmer and Girl Scouts are once again selling cookies.
This annual tradition not only marks the once-a-year return of beloved favorites like Thin Mints, Caramel deLites or Peanut Butter Patties, its end also marks the eventual coming of spring.
Another fun fact about these delectable delicacies is they also are delicious with beer!
So, this year to celebrate the season we’re once again offering up our cookie & beer pairings for you to enjoy. Try these our or experiment with your own!
Toast-Yay & Summit Elderflower IPA
The biscuit cookie with sweet notes of cinnamon bring out the beer’s melon notes, while the sugary-sweet icing highlights its floral elderflower flavors.
Adventurefuls & Summit Twenty-One IPA
The richness of the soft brownie cookie and creamy caramel topping provide an aperitive contrast by the bitter hops and clean finish.
Girl Scout S’mores & Summit Frost Line Rye IPA
The smooth chocolate and sweet marshmallow are complemented by the smoky notes of malted rye.
Peanut Butter Patties & Summit Winter Ale
The chocolate and peanut butter blend with the milk chocolate and roasted malts of the Winter Ale letting its rich cherry notes shine through.
Thin Mints & Summit Great Northern Porter
Great Northern Porter is a great option for this cool, crisp cookie. The wintery mint blends with the roasted coffee notes of the porter, offering a mocha-type experience.
Peanut Butter Sandwich & Summit Oatmeal Stout
You can never go wrong with a classic pairing of peanut butter and chocolate. The biscuit cookie and peanut butter filling let the stout’s dark chocolate malt flavors shine, while the dark beer’s smooth finish creates a creamy bite.
Lemon-Ups & Summit Triumphant Session IPA
The light biscuit cookie and bright lemon flavors help make the tropical citrus notes of this IPA pop.
Toffee-tastic & Summit Slugfest Juicy IPA
The candied-orange hop flavors in this juicy IPA give the sweet toffee in this cookie a bright citrus kiss for an explosion of flavor.
Lemonades & Summit Keller Pils
The sweet lemon of the cookie brightens the citrus, honeydew melon hop of this unfiltered, German-style Pilsner.
Shortbread & Summit Dakota Soul Craft Lager
The bright citrus lemony hops add character to the sweet biscuit cookie.
Caramel deLites & Summit Sága IPA
Pair the beloved Caramel deLites with our favored Sága IPA for a tropical explosion! The toasted coconut on the cookie provides a perfect pair to the kiwi and pineapple dry hop of the beer, with the sweet caramel cookie providing a balance to Saga’s distinctive clean bitter finish.
Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie & Summit Extra Pale Ale
Pair up a classic Minnesota beer like Summit Extra Pale Ale with a classic cookie like chocolate chip and you’re in for a treat! The orange marmalade flavors in the beer shine through with each bite of the sweet cookie, while the added bonus of caramel flavors in the cookie highlight the caramel malts in our flagship ale.
Whether you’re eager to try one of these pairings, explore your own creations or just enjoy your favorites together you can never go wrong with a sweet treat and refreshing beverage.
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