Last year, Baltimore beer drinkers were introduced to Full Tilt Brewing's Berger Cookie Chocolate Stout. Less than 11 months later, Frederick's Flying Dog Brewery has announced its own collaboration with another Baltimore cookie institution, Otterbein's Bakery.
Four types of beer resulted from the partnership: Imperial Hefeweizen (inspired by Otterbein's sugar cookies), Oatmeal Raisin Stout (inspired by Otterbein's oatmeal raisin cookies), Oak-Aged Hazelnut Scotch Ale (inspired by Otterbein's ginger cookies) and Roasted Peanut Brown Ale (inspired by Otterbein's chocolate chip cookies). All beers were made to also be paired with the cookies that inspired the recipe, according to Erin Weston, director of communications for Flying Dog.
No actual cookies were used in the production of the beers, Weston said.
The beers — whose packaging includes the bakery's classic, red-and-white grid design — will debut at the brewery on Nov. 1. (An official launch party is scheduled at the brewery for Nov. 7., Weston said.) They will also be sold exclusively in Maryland, on draft and in a holiday 12-pack.