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Hardee's Is Turning Its 'Made from Scratch' Biscuits Into Beer

Southern Grist Brewing is infusing the ale with 200 pounds of savory biscuits.

Courtesy of Hardee's
Courtesy of Hardee’s
Courtesy of Hardee’s

Hardee’s beloved Made from Scratch Biscuits account for over 31% of the fast food giant’s total sales. In fact, the brand has whipped up over 300 million doughy discs in the last year alone. It only makes sense that its first beer collaboration-a strawberry cream ale crafted with Nashville’s Southern Grist Brewing-is infused with actual biscuits. 

To celebrate National Biscuit Month, the burger slinger and beer maker are teaming up to give customers a new way to enjoy the fan-favorite biscuits. Billed as the “first quick-service restaurant to be part of creating a biscuit-flavored beer,” Hardee’s is dropping a Strawberry Biscuit Ale on September 1. 

“When we came up with the idea for a Hardee’s Biscuit Beer, only one brewery came to mind to bring the idea to life-Southern Grist,” CKE Restaurants VP of Global Culinary Innovation Owen Klein said in the press release. “They approach brewing with the same mad scientist mentality that we use for our new menu launches and know how to deliver on flavor. After a few rounds of testing, Southern Grist nailed it. An amazing crushable beer with subtle notes of fresh-baked biscuits, buttermilk, and strawberry jelly. All it took was a few hundred pounds of Made From Scratch Biscuits.”

Courtesy of Hardee's
Courtesy of Hardee’s
Courtesy of Hardee’s

To create the brew, Southern Grist infused 200 pounds of savory biscuits in the ale, creating a full-bodied effect with notes of strawberry jam and buttermilk. 

“Southern Grist has created more than 900 different flavor profiles since our inception in 2016, but never a beer infused with biscuits, so we were definitely intrigued when Hardee’s approached us,” Southern Grist Brewing Co. Co-Founder and Production Manager Jared Welch added in the release. “That, paired with we are both Nashville-based brands known for our innovation, we thought we could have a lot of fun with this partnership and bring something special to both our guests, and we have!”

You can snag the Strawberry Biscuit Ale at the Southern Grist Brewing Co. Taproom in Nashville or ship it straight to your house

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Megan Schaltegger is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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