Topic Archives: Chocolate

Posted in New Beers, SweetWater Brewing
Posted in Ancillary Fermentation, New Releases, The Eighth State Brewing

8th State Rich A*F Imperial Stout. Why rich? Because it’s brewed with caviar

8th State Rich A*F Imperial Stout

The Eighth State Rich A*F Imperial Stout debuts at the Greenville, South Carolina based brewery on June 2nd. A collaboration with Ancillary Fermentation.

We are releasing Rich A*F, our Imperial Stout collab brewed with Caviar, Cocoa Nibs, Cocoa Husks, and Madagascar Vanilla. Bottles will be sold in 4pks with a limit of one 4pk per person.

Incidentally, this is the first beer mention on Beer Street Journal that uses caviar in the brewing process.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Caviar. Vanilla Beans. Cocoa Nibs. Cocoa Husks.)
Availability:
Debut: 6/2/19

?? ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, New Releases, The Bruery

Black Forest Cake inspired: The Bruery Geburtstagskranz

The Bruery Geburtstagskranz

German chocolate cake in a can? This is it. The Bruery Geburtstagskranz 2019 is now available.

It’s no secret that The Bruery loves big flavorful beers, and this oddly named release is no different. If our German is even close to correct, Geburtstagskranz means “birthday wreath”. The wreath is typically a decorated wooden circle where candles are lit instead of putting them on the birthday cake.

While that tradition is typically for kids, this beer is definitely for adults. The base beer is an imperial stout, aged in bourbon barrels with vanilla, cacao nibs, and tart cherries. The Bruery describes this release as “rich, with notes of sweet vanilla, chocolate, and tart juicy cherries”.

The Bruery Geburtstagskranz 2019 is available in 16oz cans ($12) and 4-packs ($42) each. Limited release.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Vanilla Beans. Cacao Nibs. Tart Cherries. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 16oz Cans. Limited Release.
Debut: Early May 2019

9.5% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This

Hi-Wire’s next pastry stout: Salted Maple 10W-40

Hi-Wire Salted Maple 10W-40

Imperial stout fans, look to Asheville, North Carolina. Hi-Wire Salted Maple 10W-40 Imperial Stout debuts Friday

This series started with 10W-40 Imperial Stout, so named because the chocolate, coffee, and vanilla heavy stout pours like motor oil.

Never resting, Hi-Wire has released more variants of 10W-40, including Horchata, German Chocolate Cake, and even a Barrel-aged 10W-40. This beer is quickly becoming a state “stout icon”.

RELATED: HI-WIRE 10W-40 IMPERIAL STOUT

Up next – Salted Maple 10W-40. This edition takes the imperial stout base and combines maple syrup, pink sea salt, vanilla beans, chocolate, and lactose milk sugar. Sounds like a chocolatey salt maple candy.

Hi-Wire Salted Maple 10W-40 will be available in limited 16-ounce cans on Friday, March 8th.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Chocolate. Vanilla Beans. Maple Syrup. Lactose. Pink Sea Salt.)
Availability: 16oz Cans. Limited Release.
Debut: 3/8/19

?? ABV

Posted in New Releases, Second Self Brewing Company

Reinvented: Second Self Bleeding Heart (now with strawberries)

Second Self Bleeding Heart can

Heartbroken? Just love chocolate? Beer drinker?  Second Self Bleeding Heart Red Ale has you covered either way.

Cocoa and vanilla are the stars in Second Self Bleeding Heart, plus strawberries – new for 2019. A beer inspired by southern-style red velvet cake.

Red malts and cocoa lend the beer a festive pink color, and the vanilla is the icing on top, rounding out each sip at the end of the taste. Co-founders Jason and Chris have been developing the recipe for over eight years.

Bleeding Heart is actually part of a series of “Hearts”. Other releases have included:

  • Bitter Heart – Red Ale, extensively dry hopped. Extra hoppy, extra bitter. The real Valentine’s Day beer.
  • Wild Heart – Red Ale, gone sour.

Second Self Bleeding Heart Strawberry is available in 12-ounce cans and draft until March 2018.

Style: Amber Ale (w/ Cocoa, Vanilla. Strawberries.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: Early 2019

6.9% ABV, 27 IBUs

PIC: Beer Street Journal 

 

Posted in Birdsong Brewing Co., Seasonal Return

Peppers & Bourbon: Birdsong Turtles on Pterodactyls returns on Valentine’s

Birdsong Turtles on Pterodactyls

Birdsong Turtles on Pterodactyls,  a small batch release series returns to spotlight on Valentine’s Day.

Truly a beer name you won’t forget, with a flavor you won’t forget, Turtles on Pterodactyls is first and foremost in imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels. When the beer was first released 4 years ago, that’s exactly what it was. Now there’s more turtle and more Pterodactyl. Birdsong has added cinnamon, coffee from Central Coffee Company, cocoa nibs, and serrano peppers into the recipe.

One day, friendly Dino turtles were caught in a volcanic corruption – the dangers time to be slow and steady. Fortunately, the vigilant Pterodactyl Rescue Squad noticed just in time! The dactyls swoops down with a thunderous call! And hitched the turtles to the rescue vests. Hot lava covered the earth but the turtle dudes were safe and sound. Want to be a pterodactyl? Harness their brave and gentle spirits but sharing this beer with a dinosaur loving friend. Cowabunga!

Birdsong Turtles on Pterodactyls is a part of the brewery’s Take Flight Series. 16-ounce cans are available in the taproom when it opens on February 14th.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee. Cinnamon, Cocoa Nibs. Serrano PeppersBarrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Hops: Columbus
Malts:
2 Row, Marris Otter, Roasted Barley, Chocolate, Caramel 60, Carmel 120, Black

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Brewery release.
Latest Return: 2/14/19

8% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Great Divide, New Releases

New Yeti Sighting: Great Divide Chocolate Cherry Yeti

Great Divide Chocolate Cherry Yeti

Great Divide Chocolate Cherry Yeti is the latest “Yeti” to join the on-going series.

The Denver, Colorado-based brewery’s Yeti Imperial Stout is easily one of the most well-known for the style in the U.S. Since its inception, the “Yeti Clan” as the brewery calls it, has grown to include Oak Aged, Chai Yeti, Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti, and Barrel Aged Yeti. As 2019 gets rolling, Great Divide has released a new edition – Cherry Chocolate Yeti.

This release uses the epic Yeti Imperial Stout base and blends sour cherries and cacao nibs.

The roasty malt backbone of Yeti melds perfectly with the cherries and cacao to make this one a smooth sipper. A Yeti in a cherry orchard can be a great thing!

Great Divide Chocolate Cherry Yeti is available in 12-ounce bottles and draft.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Cocoa Nibs. Cherries.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Late January 2019

9.5% ABV