Wicked Weed Hop Cocoa is on deck from the Asheville, North Carolina based brewery.
The base beer is a porter, brewed with Dutch cocoa powder, and chocolate from local (pretty much across the street) French Broad Chocolates. The resulting beer is one Wicked Weed calls “silky smooth.”
While versions of this beer have appeared in the past, Wicked Weed tells Beer Street Journal that this recipe has never been offered before.
We crafted Hop Cocoa Brown to be a smooth porter that packs a potent chocolate punch into every sip. Authentic Dutch cocoa powder combines with robust, dark cocoa nibs from our neighbors at French Broad Chocolate Lounge to create a silky smooth balance with our heavy handed hopping process. This dark beauty is a comforting companion at the end or beginning, of any day! (Marshmallows not included.)
Wicked Weed Hop Cocoa will be a 12 ounce bottle release. The brewery has not yet announced this beer.