In the Sixpoint offices, cookies come and go. But we always return to one mainstay… Hobnobs, the oaty biscuit with milk chocolate on one side. In particular, Tech Guru Chris Sterbank is known for his ability to, under the right circumstances, take down half a sleeve in an afternoon.
In a moment of creative inspiration, his mouth full of cookie and with crumbs tumbling down his lustrous beard, Chris yelled out: “I’ve got it! Hobnob beer!”
The recipe starts with hearty brown malts, tons of oats and some wheat, to emulate the cookie base. Cocoa powder and milk sugar represent the smooth milk chocolate coating. It’s a bit like a brown oat stout, that lands, just barely, on the sweeter side. With ale yeast from across the pond and a rich, malt-forward profile, this brown ale is fit for a true snob of the suds.
Taste HobSnob at Beer For Beasts 2014.