Trader Joe's Is Releasing 4 New Beers, Including Cookie Butter Beer

If there’s anything that could save 2020, it’s Trader Joe’s — specifically, the new cookie butter-flavored beer from Trader Joe’s. And that’s exactly what we’re going to get sometime this fall.

Catherine Rhodes, Product Developer at Trader Joe’s, discussed the grocer’s new boozy offerings in TJ’s most recent podcast episode, titled “Trader Joe’s Talks Beer and Beyond,” and said, “The one I’m probably most excited about is the Cookie Butter Beer.”

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And if cookie butter beer isn’t your thing, never fear: that’s not the only beer slated to come out this year. Trader Joe’s also has plans to release a coffee peanut butter porter, a ginger beard spiced stout, and a toasty cookie spice cider.

The four new unique brews follow the release of the KBC Mighty Cascade Brut IPA, released earlier this year. Plus, Trader Joe’s expanded their popular Shell House Hard Seltzer line with the addition of two new flavors, raspberry and lime. But, as the episode reveals, their work in the alcohol aisles is far from done.

But back to the new beers…here are more details on these intriguing offerings:

Cookie Butter Beer

“This has got a bunch of weird stuff in it,” says Matt Sloan, VP of Marketing, “and it also, at that higher ABV level, at that sort of dessert cookie profile. I don’t think this is something that you have while mowing the lawn.”

According to Rhodes, this “after-dinner dessert beer” is two years in the making, and after 18 iterations, they finally nailed down the recipe for this 9.5 percent ABV Imperial ale.

“I might give it the Elvis treatment,” says Tara Miller, Marketing Director. “I might have cookie butter with banana slices and the Cookie Butter Beer on the Speculoos Cookies.”

Expect the drool-worthy beer to hit shelves in September.

Coffee Peanut Butter Cup Porter

In stores around Halloween, TJ’s Coffee Peanut Butter Cup Porter — made with a peanut butter powder — is what Sloan calls “road soda for trick or treating.”

Ginger Beard Spiced Stout

All we know about this seasonal stout is it’s inspired by last year’s popular Howling Gourd Pumpkin Ale, which will return to stores this fall.

Toasty Cookie Spice Cider

“They’re using really warm winter spices, so cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and clove,” Rhodes says of both the new stout and the new cider. “And the one thing that’s really important to point out about the cider is it’s a 100 percent fermented apple juice. It’s not from concentrate. It’s definitely more expensive to use that as the ingredient, but it’s a much better product.”

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