If you’ve ever considered dunking your Oreo cookies into your milk stout but then began to worry that the practice may be uncouth, a brewery in Richmond, Virginia decided to go ahead and handle all the dirty work for you. Though you’ve almost certainly heard of beer aged in bourbon barrels or on a fruit like cherries, the Veil Brewing Company has made your salacious sweet-tooth dreams come true. It is letting its milk stout age on Oreos.
According to The Veil’s Facebook page, yesterday the brewery debuted its “Hornswoggler with Oreos.” “We took our 7% robust chocolate milk stout Hornswoggler and conditioned it on hundreds of pounds of Oreo cookies,” the brand wrote. “If you like Oreo cookies, this is a must try.” For those not up on brewing terminology, “conditioning” is basically a short aging period where, after the beer is finished, it’s mixed with some additional ingredient (or ingredients) to allow it to soak up those flavors. After a brewer feels the flavors have worked together long enough, those additional ingredients are removed so you don’t have things like chunks of Oreo floating around in your beer.