Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Chocolate and Beer

This is Beer Week, and Beer and Chocolate are a great match. Lots of ways to celebrate this duo.

There are Chocolate Ales to drink:
Boulevard's Chocolate Ale
Rogue's Chocolate Stout
Bailey's Chocolate Ale
Bison Organic Chocolate Stout
Kelso's Chocolate Lager
Young's Double Chocolate Stout
Steelhead Brewing's Chocolate Kiss
Imperial's Choklat Stout
Harpoon's Chocolate Stout
Lips of Faith's Series Cocoa Mole
New Glarus's Chocolate Abbey
Lagunitas's Bourbon Barrel Cappuccino Stout (not exactly a chocolate stout but tastes like it)
Samuel Adams' Chocolate Bock

Or you could attend the Third Annual Chocolate and Beer Festival (info below).

Want to do your OWN Chocolate and Beer Tasting? Do a beer tasting with a few of the stouts above.  

Want to do a Chocolate/Beer pairing? Pair a malty beer with a fruity truffle or tea truffle. Switch it up and take notes. Decide what you like or don't like.  

Chocolate/Beer Truffles to Buy: 
Socola makes an awesome All Shakespeare Stout Truffle (using Rogue Brewery's Shakespeare Stout)

Or make your own Beer/Ale Truffles: Chocolate Guinness Truffles

 The Third Annual Chocolate and Beer Festival brings together local Chocolatiers, breweries and bands to raise money for a good cause: The Children's Learning Center.
Saturday, February 11, 2012, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Craneway Pavilion, Richmond, CA

This sweet spot in SF Beer Week pairs suds (including the debut of Rosie the Riveter Ale and selections from Drake's Brewing, Anchor Steam, Moylan's Brewing Company, Lost Coast, Trumer, Marin Brewing Company, Triple Rock, Linden Street, and more) with cacao and confections (provided by Coco Delice, Galaxy Desserts, and Bittersweet Cafe) and live jazz music (The Emperors's Jazz, Beam and several other local musicians).

Tickets $30 in advance online, $40 at the door.
"The Works!" Entrance ticket include four (4) sample sized chocolates and four (4) sample sized beers. Additional beer and chocolate available for purchase inside event. 
Chocolate Only Tickets $15
Ticket includes Entry, four (4) sample sized chocolates. Great for kids 10 years or older, guests not of drinking age, designated drivers, guests who do not like beer.


Rogue Advocate said...

Sweet! Also... Rogue Ales Chocolate Stout is used in several chocolate bars and confections including new Smoke + Stout bar, and beer & pretzel based chocolate confections (brittle, marshmallows, caramels and truffles)!

Janet Rudolph said...

Thanks for the update..