National Cookie Day is a holiday for those who love sweets, but what a day for beer lovers as well! It is no coincidence that this awesome holiday comes around the holidays, but for those with a sweet tooth and a few beers, Cookie Day is one to mark on the calendar every year.
What is your favorite kind of cookie? Find the cookie, and we’ve got a beer for you to sample along with it on this sweetest of holidays!
Classic or Chunky Chocolate Chip? Try Terrapin Wake N Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout (9.4% ABV): One of the more perfect beer pairings for Cookie Day 2020. For those who like their cookies with chocolate chips or with chocolate chunks throughout, the very roasty and coffee-forward Wake N Bake Imperial Stout from Terrapin Beer Company adds an extra layer of complexity. This cookie is delectable on its own, but the beer adds a coffee intensity, elevating the cookie to an espresso chocolate cookie.
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut? Try Samuel Adams Winter Lager (5.6% ABV): One of the most underrated cookies in the jar, white chocolate macadamia nut has met an interesting match in Samuel Adams’ Winter Lager. A bock by style, Winter Lager has enough sweetness and body to stand up to the big cookie, but the spices of the beer add another element to the cookie. It’s akin to adding Christmas to the cookie, or the cookie to Christmas. If this pair is wrong together, do we really want to be right?
Rocky Road Cookie? Try Swamp Head Midnight Oil Coffee Oatmeal Stout (5.0% ABV): While the rocky road cookie has such an intense sweetness and the inclusion of marshmallows to make many other beers scratch their proverbial heads, Gainesville’s Swamp Head Brewery gives us Midnight Oil. Midnight Oil’s intense coffee flavor is so dry that it balances out the sweetness of the rocky road cookie and makes the finished pairing like a coffee chocolate marshmallow kiss.
Sugar Cookie (with or without sugar sprinkles)? Try Blue Moon Belgian White (5.4% ABV): Blue Moon Belgian White has enough body to add a few extra layers to one of Christmas’s favorite cookies. The orange peel and the citrusy sweetness of Belgian White make the sugar cookie rise to the occasion, creating flavors of sweet orange and light spice. While Belgian White is a natural match for cheesecake, the Christmas sugar cookie is one more dance partner that loves to tango with this versatile ale.
Whatever your favorite cookie, #WeveGotABeerForThat. Check out our Beer Finder Page to discover these great beers or your next favorite beer at a store near you, and happy Cookie Day!