Move over milk. Beer and holiday cookies are on Santa’s favorites list this year. Are you ready to crack open a cold one and take a bite?
From a distance, that mug of Pilsner Urquell might make you do a second take and think of a glass of milk. Even though milk and cookies are a classic combination, beer and holiday cookies are becoming a favorite holiday treat. If your house is Santa’s last stop, maybe leave him a cold one to crack open.
Beer and food pairings are becoming more common. While beer and cheese is probably one of the easiest food combinations to create, beer with a dessert, like a holiday cookie, can be quite tasty.
Considered the original lager, the Czech beer has been brewing this beer in this style for 175 years. Over time, this beer has been set the standard for the pilsner style of beer.
This beer is known for its frothy head. The thick foam seals in the flavor and ensure that every sip is perfect each time.Pilsner Urquell, beer and cookies, photo provided by Pilsner Urquell
During the holiday season, that frothy foam can almost look like a glass of milk from the distance. While flavor is far different, the image got people thinking about the perfect beer and holiday cookie pairings.
Given that Pilsner Urquell is a lighter, crisp beer, the flavor pairing options are many. A classic butter or shortbread cookie could balance the crisp, round flavors in the beer.
Similarly, a rich, dense chocolate cookie can pair well with these malts. The bigger flavors from the cookies are lightened by the pilsner.
With so many holiday cookies available, it can be difficult to find a bad pairing. Just like how the beer works well with almost any food, it really works well with almost any cookie. Crack open a cold one and do a taste test for yourself.
This holiday season, skip the milk and cookies for Santa or yourself. Try a Pislner Urquell and maybe your holiday will seem even merrier.
What do you serve with holiday cookies? Do you think that Santa wants something other than milk this year?