Another entry in my occasional series of posts about variety 12-packs…
What’s better than a variety 12-pack? A variety 12-pack and a bag of cookies!
The Holiday Collection, from Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, Maryland, features four beers inspired by the iconic Otterbein’s Bakery in Baltimore. Each beer pairs with a different Otterbein’s cookie to create flavor profiles that enhance and complement the pairing.
- Citrus Saison, paired with a Sugar Cookie to bring out the brew’s grapefruit and pepper notes (6.1%)
- Belgian Pale Ale, paired with an Orange White Chocolate Chip cookie to bring out the fruity Belgian notes (5.2%)
- Cranberry IPA, paired with a Lemon cookie to balance the tart cranberry and hop bitterness with a little sweetness (6.4%)
- Fig & Fennel Stout, paired with an Oatmeal Raisin cookie to enhance the dark fruit and spice notes in this strong brew (8.3%)
I’ve paired beer with a lot of different foods, like wings and chocolate, but this was my first beer and cookie tasting. It was a fun 12-pack to share with family and friends. Can’t wait until next year’s collection!Follow @boabeerblog