What’s The Best Beer To Pair With Your Girl Scout Cookies?

on 08/02/14 at 11:48 am

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GirlScoutCookieBeerPairingsIt’s officially Girl Scout cookie season, and while the young women selling the snacks are too young to drink beer, most of us paying for the treats can enjoy a brewed beverage with our Thin Mints and Samoas. But which beers will work best alongside each variety of cookie?

There are too many beers out there to give any definitive answers to that question, but that hasn’t stopped anyone from giving an opinion:

THIN MINTS
This would seem to be a tricky pairing, with the Thin Mint’s strong mint and chocolate taste not always wanting to play nice with other flavors. A sampling of suggestions seems to point to a darker beer being the answer. The beer chicks of TheBeerChicks.com single out a Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout (7.5% ABV) as the best beverage for enjoying Thin Mints, while the folks at Central Track recommend a 9.5% ABV imperial stout, suggesting the Great Divide Yeti by name. Doubling up on the chocolate and mint, Brooklyn Brew Shop offers up the Mint Chocolate Porter from California’s Bootlegger’s Brewery as its pairing suggestion.

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