Hi, hello. Can we confess? We love ourself a beer gimmick, such as…dessert-flavored beers from Trader Joe’s.
According to the podcast Inside Trader Joe’s (where TJ’s employees detail new products and give behind-the-scenes info on the grocery chain), four new beers are coming to shelves in the next few months, and they’re all inspired by beloved sweet treats.
First up is Cookie Butter Beer, which is a 9.5-percent ABV “after-dinner dessert beer” inspired by the store’s ever-popular cookie butter spread. It’ll be available to purchase in September, just as session IPA season winds down. According to Trader Joe’s product developer Catherine Rhodes, they spent a lot of time making sure it tastes “just as good as what’s in the jar.”
Toasty Cookie Spice Cider, which, OK, is technically not a beer, will follow. It’s a hard cider made from fermented apple juice and autumnal spices like cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and clove.