Brass Tap offers a ideal pairing for Girl Scout Cookie season



Move over, booze and cheese, there’s a new favorite food and alcoholic libation pairing in Solano County.

Girl Scout Cookies and drink is a culinary multiple estimable of your commend and ambience buds, according to a staff during Vacaville’s Brass Tap, who recently began relating several of a beers on daub with opposite flavors of a iconic anniversary snacks.

“It unequivocally creates a large disproportion if your drink and food go together; it creates it many better,” pronounced Brass Tap barkeeper and server, Janique Doyle.

“And these are a dual best things in a world: sweets, and beer,” combined associate bartender/server, Rebecca Schreiber.

There’s a scholarship to a pairing, positive a dual drink and Girl Scout cookie enthusiasts. One that takes clever formulation and some hearing and error.

“There are dual opposite ways to do it,” Schreiber said. “One approach is to compare a flavors (of a cookie and beer); a other is to try and move out a flavors and element them, though keep them as dual apart entities.”

Friday afternoon, Doyle and Schreiber showcased some of their excellent pairings.

Lemon cake is what Doyle and Schreiber likened to their compare of Fairfield formed Heretic Brewing Company’s “Make America Juicy Again” IPA, and shortbread Girl Scout Cookie, Trefoils.

“This is a citrusy, misty IPA, explained Schreiber of a beer. “It has hints of lemon and citrus that go good with a shortbread.

The butter cookie brings out a citrus from a drink though doesn’t make it overpowering.”

Doyle called a Trefoils a versatile cookie that goes good with many other beers. For a Girl Scout S’mores season (a graham cracker cookie with chocolate and marshmallow filling), that done a lauded entrance in 2017, Doyle and Schreiber opted for San Leandro based, Highwater Brewing’s “Campfire Stout.”

“This is fundamentally what we consider when you’re sitting around a campfire creation s’mores,” pronounced Doyle of a vigourous brewed with graham crackers and molasses. “It’s not as sweet. It has some-more like a roasty, marshmallow ambience to it. It goes ideally with a cookie.”

“It (the beer) is light in a chocolate area, so a cookie helps move out a chocolate more,” Schreiber said.

Longtime Girl Scout Cookie favorite, Samoas, a vanilla cookies lonesome in caramel, surfaced with toasted coconut and laced with chocolate, were interconnected with Maui Brewing Company’s Coconut “Hiwa Porter.”

“It (the beer) intensifies a coconut on a cookies,” Doyle said. “This cookie is unequivocally versatile too since coconut goes with a lot of things. You could even do a coffee drink with Samoas so it’d be like a coconut latte.”

However, due to a benevolence from a Samoa’s, Doyle advises opposite pairing them with certain drink types.

“I wouldn’t do an IPA with these or anything too honeyed since a cookies are already too sweet,” she said.

Schreiber recommends not immoderate Samoa’s with any citrus beers.

“Citrus and chocolate don’t tend to decoction well,” she laughed.

For a Do-Si-Dos — an oatmeal cookie filled with peanut butter — a compare a nickname fit usually for a king.

“This is a Elvis pairing,” pronounced Schreiber, in anxiety to a aristocrat of stone ‘n’ roll, Elvis Presley, and his adore for peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Fittingly, a cookies were interconnected with England formed Wells Young’s Brewery’s, “Wells Banana Bread Beer.”

“This is a lighter, easier celebration wheat beer,” Schreiber explained. “There’s a spirit of benevolence from a banana and a peanut butter, though it’s not as green as many beers. You unequivocally don’t wish a complicated drink with peanut butter anyway.”

Thin Mints, frequently crowned a best offered of a Girl Scout cookies, were matched with coffee stout, “Early Bird,” from San Diego formed Coronado Brewing Company.

“The packet lingers in your mouth,” suggested Doyle. “You get a packet adult front and a well-spoken finish.”

“It’s not too confidant or strong for a coffee stout,” Schreiber added. “A lot of stouts have that bottom of a coffee pot taste; though not this one since they use cold decoction coffee. However, since it’s cold brew, it doesn’t have as many of a chocolatey season adult front. So we try to move it out with a skinny mints.”

In further to a 5 pairings, Doyle and Schreiber have polished combinations for several other Girl Scout Cookie flavors.

“You can span any cookie,” boasted Doyle, who explained that a lemon cookies dusted with powdered sugar, Savannah Smiles, should be consumed with a Pilsner. “With Savannah Smiles, we don’t wish a super hoppy beer; it’s already kind of a confidant cookie. The drink has unequivocally light citrus records so it’ll assistance move out a lemons more,” Schreiber said.

Another fan favorite, Tagalongs, a cookie with peanut butter and coated in chocolate, should be interconnected carefully.

“This one was tricky,” Schreiber explained. “It’s a complicated cookie, and when we consider of peanut butter we immediately consider of stouts and porters. But those are complicated as well. we competence go with a Hefeweizen (a wheat beer) to move out a graham cracker.”

Regardless of what your Girl Scout Cookie of choice is, Doyle, and Schreiber are assured during slightest one of their 60 beers on daub and 200 bottles and cans of drink will element it nicely; so prolonged as we move your possess boxes, a dual advised.

“We can span anything with a beer, even green candy,” pronounced Schreiber, who combined that a Brass daub has interconnected dishes trimming from candy to beets. The beets pairing isn’t recommended, however, she warned.

And while equipment on their menu, such as their fish and chips, that they contend go best with Alaskan Brewing Company’s “Amber,” are also endorsed to be eaten with a right beer, Doyle and Schreiber wish a open to know they can span their drink with anything.

“100 percent,” laughed Doyle.

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