Girl Scout-Inspired Beers a Success for Calif. Brewery

Girl Scout-Inspired Beers a Success for Calif. Brewery
.

View photo

Girl Scout-Inspired Beers a Success for Calif. Brewery

Girl Scouts and beer are not the first things that come to mind immediately together for most people, unless you are Jim Woods and Matt Coelho.

The duo, owners of the San Francisco craft brewery Cevercería de MateVeza, took everyone's favorite treat that only comes around once a year - the Girl Scout cookie - and extended its lifetime by recreating it as a beer.

READ MORE: Girl Scout Cookie Boxes Get a Makeover

"One of our customers brought in a box of Samoas, which happened to be my favorite, and one of our 'beertenders' said, 'This would taste pretty good with a beer,'" Woods said. "I said, 'I bet I could brew all the Girl Scout cookies.'"

With that, an idea was hatched, but one that had to be acted upon quickly as the Girl Scouts were ending cookie sales just three days later, on March 17.

"We brewed all five beers in one day, which was quite a feat," Woods said. "I was able to source all the ingredients prior and got them on tap just in time."

READ MORE: New Girl Scout Cookie is Nutrient-Infused

Woods, Coelho and their "beertenders," had to endure eating "quite a few cookies" during the "research and development phase" of the beer making process, Woods said, laughing.

In the end, they developed five craft brews - Salted Chocolate Stout with Peanut Butter (Peanut Patties); Belgian Dubbel with Cocoa Nibs & Coconut (Samoas); Peanut Butter Cream Ale (Do-si-dos); Peppermint Porter (Thin Mints); and Shortbread Golden Ale (Trefoils) - and sold out instantly at $6 to $9 each.

"People really impressed at how closely they matched," Woods said, noting that customers were encouraged to drink their beer before eating their complementary Girl Scout cookie so as not to have their palates ruined by the cookie's sweetness.

Samoas and Tagalongs proved to be the most difficult of the cookies to match, requiring the brewers to roast their own coconut for the Samoas and use chocolate nibs in the Tagalongs. They also put the Tagalong beer on nitrogen to give it a, "really creamy character," according to Woods.

While Woods and Coelho did not hear from anyone with the Girl Scouts organization about their beers, and don't expect to see a craft beer brewing patch anytime soon, the inspired drinks brought back fond memories for their customers.

READ MORE: Girl Scouts Go Mobile With Cookie Finder App

"We did have some ex-Girl Scouts, that were a lot older, come in that really liked the beers," Woods said. "It was very nostalgic for them to try the beers."

"We'll definitely brew them again next year," he said.

View Comments (5)

Recommended for You

  • Whitey Bulger Writes Contrite Letter to Teens, Says His Life Was 'Spent Foolishly'

    Mollykate Rodenbush, Brittany Tainsh and Michaela Arguin, now rising seniors at Apponequet Regional High School in Lakeville, Massachusetts, selected Bulger as the topic of their website for the National History Day competition earlier this year. A few teachers recommended they look at a local…

    Good Morning America
  • 'Ant-Man' Red Carpet: Check Out Paul Rudd and Rest of Cast at World Premiere

    The big night is finally here. Okay, well maybe "big" isn't the best word to describe "Ant-Man," which debuts tonight at the movie's world premiere in Hollywood.At 9 p.m. ET, Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and the rest of the cast all hit the red carpet at the Dolby Theater to celebrate Marvel's latest…

    Good Morning America
  • Escaped Prisoners: How David Sweat and Richard Matt Survived 3 Weeks on the Run

    During escaped prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat's three weeks on the run in upstate New York, Matt spent some time in a previously unknown camper in Franklin County, an official confirmed. Jon Chodat, who lives just down the road, told ABC News the camper that sheltered Matt, 48, from the…

    Good Morning America
  • How Police Caught Escaped Prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat

    A three-week manhunt for two escaped prisoners, called a "nightmare" by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, came to a violent end this past weekend when one inmate was shot and killed Friday and another was shot and apprehended Sunday. Officials announced they had reason to believe Sweat and Matt, who…

    Good Morning America
  • Father Describes How He and His Family Escaped a Plane Crashing Into Their Home

    A father's quick thinking helped save his wife and two children when a plane hit their Massachusetts home.Aaron Rice and his family survived the Sunday evening crash that killed all three on board when it hit the Rice family's home in Plainville, near the Rhode Island border."My wife and my boys…

    Good Morning America
  • Royal Flush Is the Water Slide of Your Dreams and Nightmares

    The Royal Flush may have just won summer.Since a video of the new attraction was posted to YouTube earlier this month by ROUND III Media, it's been viewed more than 11 million times. Scroll down to see the video.Now, to be fair, the video does open with bikini-clad girls inexplicably carrying a…

    Good Morning America
  • 'The Bachelorette' Kaitlyn Bristowe Admits It's 'Tough' Dating Multiple Men

    As the star of "The Bachelorette," Kaitlyn Bristowe was romantically involved with several men. Juggling those relationships wasn't always easy, especially when some of the men, namely Shawn B., expressed that they were having a hard time dealing with feelings of jealousy.

    Good Morning America
  • Adorable Kid Helps Dad Pop the Question

    This cutie pie managed to help his dad pop the question without ever saying a word during a family photo shoot. Adam Blum decided to take advantage of the opportunity of the pre-planned shoot to pop the question to the 13-month-old boy's mom and his fiance, Hannah Roach, of Cape Girardeau,…

    Good Morning America
  • Walmart Apologizes for Making ISIS Cake for Man Denied Confederate Flag Design

    Chuck Netzhammer said he ordered the image of the Confederate flag on a cake with the words, "Heritage Not Hate," on Thursday at a Walmart in Slidell, Louisiana. A spokesman for Walmart told ABC News, "An associate in a local store did not know what the design meant and made a mistake. "That's an…

    Good Morning America
  • 'Duck Dynasty' Star John Luke Robertson Marries Mary Kate McEacharn

    "Duck Dynasty" star John Luke Robertson married Mary Kate McEacharn on Saturday on the family farm in West Monroe, Louisiana, his rep confirmed to ABC News. "It was one of the best days of my life! It was everything I hoped it would be and more," McEacharn told US Weekly about tying the knot. …

    Good Morning America
  • How Aaron Rodgers Helped Olivia Munn Prepare for 'X-Men'

    As Olivia Munn prepares for her big role in "X-Men: Apocalypse," she's getting some help -- kind of -- from her boyfriend Aaron Rodgers.Munn posted a video showing off her sword skills for her role as Betsy Braddock, aka Psylocke, and there's a familiar face, goofing off in the background."Learned…

    Good Morning America
  • Prison Escapees Richard Matt and David Sweat Were Headed to Mexico, Gov. Cuomo Says

    Prison escapees Richard Matt and David Sweat had originally planned to flee to Mexico before the two split up last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a radio interview today. Investigators have already started getting important information from captured inmate Sweat, who is now undergoing…

    Good Morning America
  • Leap Second: Why Tuesday Will Be 1 Second Longer and Could Screw Up Your Computer

    A leap second will be added to the clock on the last day of June, creating the potential to wreak havoc on computer systems not equipped to handle the change. The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems (IERS) said the extra second will be added to account for a discrepancy between…

    Good Morning America
  • Kendall Jenner Breaks Sister Kim Kardashian's Instagram Record

    Sorry, Kim Kardashian, but you no longer have the most-liked post on Instagram. That distinction now belongs to your younger sister, Kendall Jenner. Jenner, 19, set the record with a picture she posted over a month ago that now has 2.6 million likes.

    Good Morning America
  • Paul Rudd Reflects on 'Clueless' 20 Years Later

    It's been 20 years since Paul Rudd stole everyone's heart as Cher's love interest in "Clueless" and the A-lister recently took some time to reflect on the cult classic. "Who didn’t have a crush on Paul Rudd in Clueless?" the actor's "Ant-Man" co-star Evangeline Lilly said during a presser over the…

    Good Morning America
  • Waitress Tipped $1,000 by Her 'Guardian Angel' in Florida

    Kari Vanardoy was tipped $1,000 on a $29 bill at WingHouse in Largo on Wednesday, according to WingHouse general manager David Eschenfelder. Vanardoy – who works two jobs and has been at WingHouse for five years -- lives in a studio apartment and will now be able to move into a larger apartment…

    Good Morning America
  • Mystery Object Lights Up the Sky Over Parts of Georgia

    NASA has five meteor cameras in the southeast part of the U.S. that picked up video of the object that was moving at approximately 14,500 mph at 1:30 a.m. ET. William Cooke, lead for NASA Meteroid Environment Office, told ABC News today that “14,500 miles per hour is pretty fast, but it’s too slow…

    Good Morning America