If you are looking for a last minute Valentine’s Day present for that beer-loving man or woman in your life, chocolate beer can be the perfect gift. You can either take your valentine out for a beer to try some on draft, or you can get them a bottle to enjoy at home.
I’m sure that I haven’t caught all of the available chocolate beers and events, so please let me know what I’ve missed.
Naked City Brewery & Taphouse – They will be tapping a limited amount of two chocolate beers, Schokoladen Weizenbier and Choco Train, for Valentines Day. They will be on tap when they open at 3pm and when they’re gone, they’re gone!
Airways Brewing – Airways will be serving their Triple Chocolate Stout paired with mini chocolate cupcakes (made with their Starliner Stout) and an assortment of toppings at their Airways Beer & Bistro located in historic downtown Kent. 11am to 9pm.
Look for these bottles at your better beer retailers around the area.
Rogue Chocolate Stout – This is probably my favorite beer from Rogue. Ebony in color with a rich creamy head. The mellow flavor of oats, chocolate malts and real chocolate are balanced perfectly with the right amount of hops for a bitter-sweet finish.
New Belgium Cocoa Mole – I had a taste of this beer for the first time a couple of weeks ago and loved it. But, it is definitely a love-it or hate-it kind of beer. Say Hola to a spiced up ale full of cocoa and ancho, guajillo, chipotle peppers. But don’t fear the heat, because plenty of caramel and chocolate malts bring a smooth, complex flavor to our Cocoa Molé. Scents of cinnamon when poured will have you saying, “¡Olé for molé!”
Dogfish Head Theobrama - Theobroma is a celebration of chocolate, the food of the gods. This Ancient Ale is based on chemical analysis of pottery fragments found in Honduras that revealed the earliest known alcoholic chocolate drink used by early civilizations to toast special occasions.
Boulevard Chocolate Ale - Chocolate Ale is full of surprises, beginning with a glowing amber hue. The aroma is given over to earthy, fruity cocoa, with just a hint of hops. Smooth layers of dark chocolate intertwine with threads of caramel, vanilla, and nutty malt as the flavor warms and rounds to a bittersweet finish.
Southern Tier Choklat Stout – The Popol Vuh, the sacred book of the Maya, unfolds a complex web of mystery around a beverage known as xocoatl (ch-co-atle). At Southern Tier, we’re not surprised that hieroglyphs of the ancient Maya depict chocolate being poured for rulers and gods. Even through the many voyages of Columbus, the mystical bean remained nothing more than a strange currency of the native peoples. Moving through centuries, the circular journey of cacao has been realized in our brewing house, encompassing the complexity of the darkest, bitter-sweet candy together with the original frothy cold beverage of the ancient Maya to bring to you our Blackwater Series Choklat Stout. We have combined the finest ingredients to tempt your senses & renew the power & interrelation of history in every bottle.
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout - Chocolate malt and real dark chocolate are combined with Young’s award winning rich, full flavoured dark beer to craft a satisfyingly indulgent, but never overly sweet experience.