Released last friday by Cevercería de MateVeza in San Francisco’s Mission district owners Jim Woods and Matt Coelho’s offered Girl Scout Cookies-inspired beers.
There aren’t any real cookies in the five beers (nor any real Girl Scouts), but the brewing duo echoed the flavors of the nostalgic treats in peppermint porter (Thin Mints), peanut butter cream ale (Do-si-dos), shortbread golden ale (Trefoils), salted chocolate stout with peanut butter (Peanut Butter Patties), and a Belgian dubbel with coconut and cocoa nibs (Samoas). The beers were available for one day or until they ran out since there’s only one keg of each beer
In a lengthy interview with the San Francisco Brewers Guild, Woods said that the Samoa beer was the most challenging, flavor-wise — they eventually settled on roasting their own coconut and using chocolate nibs instead of cocoa powder. They also spent time on homebrewing forums to discover ingredients like PB2, a peanut butter powder without the oil.