Biscoff Cookie Beer Exists Thanks to a Collaboration Between Two U.K. Breweries
Is it even legal to buy Biscoff cookies and eat them at home? I always associate the tiny, crisp cookies from Belgium's Lotus Bakeries with two very specific situations: drinking coffee at a (clearly very fancy) café or flying on an airplane. But here's another Biscoff moment I am totally on board with: putting the cookies in beer.
Two British breweries — Driftwood Spars in Cornwall and Fallen Acorn in Hampshire — have collaborated on a beer made with upwards of 2,000 of the famous cookies, along with some Lotus Biscoff spread to hammer the flavor home. The results are the extremely limited-edition, 10-percent ABV Niflheim Imperial Biscoff Stout (which takes its name from Norse mythology).
"We've got a great relationship with Fallen Acorn," Mike Mason, head brewer at Driftwood Spars, said according to The Falmouth Packet. "We decided to collaborate on two beers which would push the boundaries of our respective brew kits — the first of which is Niflheim, a beer we brewed over two days and four very sticky mash cycles. I actually brewed a lower ABV Biscoff coffee caramel stout a few years back in collaboration with an excellent pub called The Dog in Burton on Trent. It went down really well, so we decided to revive and adapt the idea for the first leg of the collaboration."
The beer itself is reportedly "sweet, malty and loaded with silky caramel" — exactly what you'd want from a Biscoff brew — but unfortunately, unless you book a flight across the pond in time for the October 9 launch date, Americans will have a tough time grabbing it: a mere 1,400 pints have been produced.
That said, some of the imperial stout is finding its way into cans, meaning it can travel. So maybe you can find a friend in Southern England who will grab you a can a fly it back to the States for you? I'm sure this Biscoff beer would feel really at home on an airplane.