Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Chocolate IN beer

It's Valentine's Day tomorrow; today it's Chocolate in Beer in the Washington Post. Described are beers like Youngs Double Chocolate Stout and Rogue Chocolate Stout, both of which contain chocolate.

Columnist Greg Kitsock mentions some marvelous pairings with these beers, but none of them are with chocolate itself. Doing so might be overkill, he states.

  • Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence with a cherry cobbler or raspberry tart
  • Rogue Chocolate Stout with big, stinky cheeses.
  • Mix Rogue Chocolate Stout with Rogue Chipotle Ale
For advice on pairing beers with chocolate, try these links:
In its Halloween 2007 issue, The New Yorker had a piece on the wacky founder of Dogoba Organic Chocolates, worth reading.

And here's an article on a discovery of the origins of chocolate in Meso-America: Ancient American chocolate beer

1 comment:

  1. Best chocolate ever....Green & Blacks.

    However, I'm surprised that you didn't mention your friend's, from Brooklyn Brewery, Chocolate Stout.

    As for valentine's day...Candy is sweet, wine is fine, but liquor is quicker.


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