Over the next few weeks there are two South Bay breweries that plan to offer up beer & girl scout cookie pairings. Both Santa Clara’s Golden State Brewery & San Jose’s Strike Brewing Company are hosting events that will benefit the Girl Scouts.
On Saturday, Jan. 28, Golden State Brewery in Santa Clara will match the Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils and other favorites with its beers, including the Golden Gate Red Ale, Eureka! IPA and Cold Brew Coffee Stout. The price is $14 for a flight of five beers and the cookies; out of that, $4 will go back to the Girl Scouts for their events and programs. 3-7 p.m. at 1252 Memorex Drive. http://www.goldenstate.beer.
Two weeks later, on Saturday, Feb. 11, the taste-off moves to the Strike Brewing Co. in San Jose, where the brewmasters there will pair four cookies with four of their beers, maybe the Santa Cruz Blonde Ale, the Big Wall Imperial Stout or the Colossus of Clout Irish Red Ale. Guests are welcome to drop in anytime for the 3-7 p.m. event. The price is $10, with the same $4-per-flight benefit for the Scouts. The taproom’s at 2099 S. 10th St. http://www.strikebrewingco.com. – Mercury News
Here’s a preview of the pairings Strike will be offering:
Might we suggest:
DoSiDos – Winter Camp Olde Ale
Tagalongs – Screaming Hand Imperial Amber Ale
Savanah Smiles- IPA
Trefoils – Santa Cruz Classic Dot Blonde
Samoas – Colossus of Clout Irish Red Ale
Thin Mints – Big Wall Imperial Stout
Sounds like a pretty decent way to spend a few Saturday afternoons.