Hardee’s has partnered with Tennessee brewery Southern Grist to create an ale. The brand’s biscuits are an ingredient in Southern Grist’s Strawberry Biscuit Ale available Sept. 1, according to a press release
Infused with 200 pounds of savory biscuits, this full-bodied cream ale incorporates hints of strawberry jam and buttermilk. The biscuit-based beer took months of planning and trial runs by Southern Grist.
“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,” Owen Klein, parent company CKE Restaurants VP of global culinary innovation, said in the 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.”
Strawberry Biscuit Ale will only be available at the Southern Grist Brewing Co. Taproom in Nashville, Tennessee and via shipping by Southern Grist in select markets nationwide to residents aged 21 and over.
With both a U.S. and international footprint, Carl’s Jr. Restaurants LLC and Hardee’s Restaurants LLC have over 3,900 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 44 states and 37 foreign countries and U.S. territories.