Not long after starting Top Shelf Cookies Sam Adams contacted me to make a pumpkin beer cookie. 200 cookies, two days, no recipe. What was I going to say? I had to say yes. That was in September of 2014, the starting line of this journey. By April of 2015, I had made a handful of cookies for Sam Adams, in fact, I should pull out the Cold Snap cookie next year, it was tasty! Funny story, I'm not much of a beer drinker, I'm more of a cocktail gal. But, my favorite beer is 26.2 Brew, for me it's the perfect companion for my favorite day of the year. Patriot's Day/Marathon Monday to me is like Bostons big block party every year. I don't run, but I have a lot of respect for the folks that do and so so many "regular folks" run for amazing charities and I love getting out of Fenway right as a lot of those folks are crossing the finish line.
But, I digress (as I do when talking about my favorite day of the year) I knew I wanted to get my hands on some 26.2 Brew to make a cookie. At that point, my pregame pal Jennifer Glanville (you might remember her from other blogs) was the brewery manager in Jamaica Plain. I asked her about it. She said, yeah she'd let me know. At this point, I was still shy about my business and wasn't really sure how to ask for what I wanted or needed. Every time I saw Jennifer, I asked her about it. I knew I was annoying, but I wanted to make that cookie more than anything else I had wanted at the point. Finally, Jennifer texted a colleague post-Bruins game and asked about what they could do with a cookie made with 26.2 Brew. She let me know that they were hesitant to ask me because they would need a thousand cookies and they weren't sure if I could do it. I looked at her and said: "We can do it get me the beer." Meanwhile, I wondered how we were going to pull it off. I grabbed a couple of friends and we did it. We worked all day to make the cookies and package them. I dropped them off at the Brewery and met my friends for a great Patriots Day