Which Illinois Craft Beers Go Best With Each Girl Scout Cookie
Who says these two great things in life can't live harmoniously in our stomachs. I can taste the frozen thin mint right now; can you guess what beer goes best?
Girl Scout Cookies and Beer
This a pretty good day if you're here to find out which beers you should pick up when your Girl Scout cookie order arrives.
You made a co-worker of friend's kid very happy. You've helped a young girl learn some great life skills and helped her feel accomplished. You absolutely should celebrate with your new found cookie wealth and a delicious Illinois-brewed beer.
Do you know a lot about COOKIES, but not a lot about CRAFT BEER?
The above statement describes perfectly and it's exactly why I reached out to some 'beer smart' friends to try and build the best Craft Beer/Girl Scout Cookie pairings.
My search for an expert on the subject of Illinois-made craft beers led me to Aaron Slegar, Beer Director at Artale and Co. and Co-Founder/Director of Rockford's Screw City Beer Festival.
The Best Illinois Craft Beer / Girl Scout Cookie Pairings
The ONLY directive I gave Aaron to begin curating this fantastic list was that it can only be brewers in the state of Illinois.
Samoas | Caramel deLites
Style Pairing: Doppelbock
Brewery: Metropolitan Brewing (Chicago, IL)
Beer: Generator Doppelbock (8.3% abv)
Trefoils | Shortbread
Style Pairing: Pale Lager
Brewery: Generations Brewing (Freeport, IL)
Beer: Hella Good Helles Lager (4.2% abv)
Tagalongs | Peanut Butter Patties
Style Pairing: Belgian-style Quad
Brewery: Pig Minds Brewing (Machesney Park, IL)
Beer: Drunken Rook Belgian Strong Dark Ale (8.3% abv)
Lemon-Ups | Crispy Lemon
Pairing Style: Cream Ale
Brewery: Urban Forest Craft Brewing (Rockford, IL)
Beer: Whitney Vanilla Cream Ale (5.4% abv)
Do-si-dos | Peanut Butter Sandwich
Style Pairing: American Brown Ale
Brewery: Prairie Street Brewing (Rockford, IL)
Beer: Rocktown Brown Ale (5.3% abv)
Style Pairing: Oatmeal Stout
Brewery: Hairy Cow Brewing (Byron, IL)
Beer: Ogle Oats Oatmeal Stout (6% abv)
These may very well be the best sips and snacks ever. Enjoy. Be sure to look up Aaron Slager the next time you're looking for a well-curated selection of beer, go see him at Artale.
Mark you calendar for September 10th, Screw City Beef Fest 2022.