In case you didn’t know, Girl Scout Cookie Season is in full swing! Yes, we’re calling it a “season” because you can’t get GSCs in October unless you’ve got a freezer big enough to stockpile Thin Mints to get you through the year. Here in Colorado, it’s also that wonderful time of year we like to call “Local Beer Season.” Oh wait, that’s all the seasons. Since these two magical seasons are upon us, and we thought that Girl Scout Cookie Pairings make Colorado a happier place, we at DMMB are thrilled to bring you:
Our FAVORITE local beer + Girl Scout Cookie Pairings
Because no one should never have to choose between beer and a cookie when they taste so awesome together
Yes, we started with what might be the mother of all girl scout cookies… I mean, who can resist the crisp little cookies coated in caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut and striped with dark chocolate? Wouldn’t even want to know!
Our favorite pairings for Samoas:
Death by Coconut : Oskar Blues Brewery
Ellie’s Brown Ale : Avery Brewing Company
Rye Saison : Finkel and Garf Brewing Company
Altfränkisches Dunkel Bier : Prost Brewing
Donut Panic : Fiction Beer Company
Hold Steady Dark Scotch Ale : Ratio Beerworks
Don’t let these seemingly simple cookies fool you, the Shortbreads are full of fabulous buttery flavor, perfect when you’re after a little something sweet!
Our favorite pairings for Shortbread:
Doppelbock : Prost Brewing Company
Hotbox Coffee Porter : Oskar Blues Brewery
Apres Shred Winter Ale : Big Choice Brewing
Yeti Imperial Stout: Great Divide Brewing Company
These popular mint-flavored cookies covered in delicious chocolate are a definite Girl Scout Cookie fan favorite and have inspired ice creams, cocktails, and numerous copycat recipes. Our recommendation for enjoying these is in their original cookie form, paired with a fabulous local beer.
Our favorite pairings for Thin Mints:
Oak Aged Espresso Yeti : Great Divide Brewing Company
Oatmeal Milk Stout : Finkel and Garf Brewing Company
Genius Wizard : Ratio Beerworks
Vanilla Bean Stout : Avery Brewing Company
Lookout Stout : Golden City Brewery
Feely Effects Stout : Fiction Beer Company
Who can resist lemon– particularly when it’s covered in powdered sugar? Not us. We had a great time choosing our Girl Scout Cookie pairings for these delicious little cookies, and we think you’ll love our picks!
Our favorite pairings for Savannah Smiles:
Mile High Pale Ale : Wynkoop Brewing Company
White Rascal Belgian-Style White Ale : Avery Brewing Company
Pinhead Pilsner : Big Choice Brewing
Crispy cookies layered with peanut butter and covered with a chocolaty coating– uhm, yes please! What’s better than chocolate and peanut butter cookies? Chocolate and peanut butter cookies with beer… obviously
Our favorite pairings for Tagalongs:
Weissbier : Prost Brewing Company
Nightwalker Imperial Stout : Spangalang Brewery
Ten FIDY Imperial Stout : Oskar Blues
Claymore Scotch Ale : Great Divide Brewing
Darklands Brown Lager : Ratio Beerworks (not pictured)
Cranberry Citrus Crisps
Whole grain to please mom, tangy cranberry and a great citrus flavor! These new cookies boast no artificial colors or flavors . . . and are a major win with our pairings!
Our favorite pairings for the Cranberry Citrus Crisps:
Raja Double IPA : Avery Brewing Company
Orabelle : Great Divide Brewing Company
Dear You French Saison : Ratio Beerworks
BELGOrado IPA : Wynkoop Brewing Company
There’s something about icing, particularly lemon that we just LOVE! They’re like the Shortbread with a little more sass! We’ve got the pairings to up the ante on the sass and the flavor!
Our favorite pairings for Lemonades
Prost Pils : Prost Brewing Company
ALS Pale Ale : Fiction Beer Company
One Year Later : Ratio Beer Works
Apres Shred Winter Ale : Big Choice Brewing Company
The simplicity of the peanut butter sandwich cookie is not to me forgotten — because these cookies are delicious. Just the right amount of creamy and crunch!
Our favorite pairings for Do-si-dos:
Malice and Darkness : Fiction Beer Company
COLOrojo Imperial Red Ale : Wynkoop Brewing Company
Orabelle : Great Divide Brewing Company
Any mamas with gluten allergies in their house? These cookies (in select markets) are your answer if you’re looking to indulge! Additionally, if you’re not the one with the allergy and you’re looking for great local beer, then we have something for you on our Girl Scout Cookie Pairings list!
Our favorite pairings with Toffee-tastic:
Mad Molly’s Brown Ale : Golden City Brewery
Altbier : Prost Brewing Company
Sugarfoot : Spangalang Brewery
We know we didn’t cover ALL the Girl Scout Cookie options, and we certainly didn’t get to ALL our favorite local breweries to sample pairings — So, if you have more recommendations, please tell us!