Thirst-quenching: A local beer to spend some time with
Beer: Bear Cookie
From: Bear Roots Brewing, Vista
Why: Seeking a beer to tempt your Valentine’s sweet tooth? Consider this chocolate peanut butter stout. A seductive blend of Reese’s Pieces and roasted coffee, Bear Cookie is rich and smooth, finishing with a gentle hop nip.
Geeking out: 6.4% alcohol by volume, 22 bittering units.
Seeking out: Bear Roots recently began canning its most popular beers, including Bear Cookie. They’re on sale at the brewery.
1213 S. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, 760.726.4204, bearrootsbrewing.com