When it comes to massive donut chains, there’s one clear winner that stands tall above the rest.
Don’t come at me with that weak-as-hell Dunkin’ Donuts nonsense. Sure, their coffee is pretty tasty and a blueberry cake donut can hit the spot, but its Boston Creams haven’t been good for the past 12 years, and the size of their donuts just keep getting smaller and smaller.
And if you’re a Canadian who’s got an unnatural love for Tim Horton’s, which again, is a respectable enough choice of donut chain, I’m going to stop you right there because you and I both know deep down inside that, maple donut aside, it’s just a slightly better DD.
No, the donut chain that undoubtedly holds the crown is Krispy Kreme.
It’s variety of choices, even some of the franchise’s whackier, seasonal picks, are all outstanding.
But even if you take those away and stick to the brand’s regular glazed donuts, I’ll take those over the entire gamut of Dunkin’ Donuts, Tim Horton’s, Honey Dew, or any other major donut chain’s offerings.
So respected and celebrated is the flavor of these amazing little rings of fat, sugar, and carbs, that a Florida brewery has decided to add their essence to its latest batch of experimental beer.
Hidden Springs Ale Works and Arkane Aleworks are currently working on a recipe for Krispy Kreme Donut beer that features actual donuts thrown in during the brewing process.
The beer will be a yet-to-be-named Russian Imperial Stout that currently packs a fairly high alcohol to blood volume content: 12.5%.
In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times, Hidden Springs founder Josh Garman talked about the flavor of the upcoming drink.
“It’s going to be roasty, chocolatey, hopefully with some doughnut flavor. We’re actually hoping to get some of the glaze from the Krispy Kremes to come through.”
If the idea of donut-flavored beer seems familiar to you, you’re probably thinking of the Oregon brewery, Rogue Ale’s longtime collaboration with the always-delicious Voodoo Doughnuts.
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Voodoo isn’t as large of a chain as Krispy Kreme, but they pack some seriously amazing doughnuts that look as good as they taste.
So if you can’t wait until your Krispy Kreme drink is brewed up and available on shelves, these Voodoo offerings might tide you over until then.
In any event, my discovery of these fine alchoholic beverages is very, very bad news. I’m not a big beer drinker, but if you can make my beer taste like a donut, well, you might’ve just put me into an early grave. Thanks a lot, guys.