BitterSweet: Beer + Chocolate Happening This Thursday – Get Tickets Now

November 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Beer & Food, Washington Breweries

As many of you know, beer and chocolate are a fantastic combination. Lucky for us, Seattle’s Theo Chocolate is one of the best chocolate factories anywhere, and local brewers have figured out how great of a resource their products are for brewing and pairing beers. This Thursday at BitterSweet: Beer + Chocolate, eight local breweries are collaborating for an event at Fremont Brewing featuring new, small-batch beers made with various products/ingredients from Theo, as well as beers from these breweries’ normal lineups paired with Theo chocolates.

There are still tickets available online, and they will not be sold at the door. If you plan to go, it would be best to act now. More info from event organizer Washington Beer Blog:

The event will showcase chocolates from Theo Chocolate paired with select beers from eight local breweries. Also, this event is your only chance to drink some amazingly creative beers brewed exclusively for this event using various forms of chocolate. In all, there will be 16 beers to sample along with ample quantities of the best chocolate in the world. And live music, as well.

Working with Theo Chocolate, eight local breweries have devised new beers for this event. For the most part, we’re talking about small-batch, never-before-brewed beer that may never be seen again. The brewers have really flexed their creative muscles for this event (details below).


Also, the chocolate experts from Theo sat down with a selection of beers from the participating breweries and devised some pairings. In most cases, the beer is from the brewery’s regular line-up and the chocolate from Theo’s regular line-up.

Get tickets now.

The event is a fundraiser for FamilyWorks, a local food bank and family resource center.

Details about the beers, the pairings, and the event are below.

Specialty Beers:

  • Airways Brewing: Triple Chocolate Stout made with Theo Cocoa Nibs and Vanilla Bean.
  • Big Time Brewery: Holy Mole Cascadian Dark IPA, with cocoa nibs and chili chocolates.
  • Black Raven Brewing: The Sour Seeker. A very special version of Wisdom Seeker Double IPA “soured” with natural yeast cultivars found in the spontaneous fermentation of the cocoa bean during the early stages of cocoa production.
  • Elysian Brewing: Faster Cocoa Kill Kill.  Described as a Pale Ale with sturdy hop bitterness working in harmony with both chocolate liquor and cocoa nibs.
  • Fremont Brewing: It’s a secret. Come be surprised.
  • Georgetown Brewing: Chocolate Ka-Kow. A chocolate beer with a Punch. Brewed with chocolate, and a punch of roasted hatch chili peppers and cinnamon stick.
  • Naked City Brewing: Scholalade Weizen, a Chocolate Wheat Beer.
  • Two Beers: It’s a secret. Come be surprised.


  • Airways Starliner Stout paired with Theo Cherry Almond.
  • Big Time Icculus IPA paired with Theo Dominican Republic 84%.
  • Black Raven Mole Brown Porter paired with Theo Milk Salted Almond.
  • Elysian Coche de Medianoche paired with Theo Cocoa nibs.
  • Fremont Brewing Abominable paired with Theo Coconut Curry.
  • Georgetown Lucile paired with Theo Orange.
  • Naked City Big Lebrewski paired with Theo Coffee.
  • Two Beers Immersion Amber paired with Theo Dark Toasted Coconut.

The Event

Website and Tickets:

Date: Thursday, November 10th

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Tickets: $35 advance only, click here.

Location: Fremont Brewing, Seattle WA (the secret backroom).

  • Eight local craft breweries, 16 beers to taste.
  • Eight chocolate beers (made exclusively for this event).
  • Eight beer + chocolate pairings, determined by a panel of experts from Theo Chocolate.
  • Live Gypsy jazz band.

Tags: ··

One Comment so far ↓

Leave a Comment