Our production space in the Dogpatch was right above Almanac Beer. I’m so glad we discovered this in time to partner up this winter. They recently brewed a Biere de Chocolat using our cocoa nibs and it’s delicious! It’s available now as a draft, with bottles coming in the new year. I was lucky enough to taste a sample earlier this week and I’m hooked.
Almanac worked with our Ambanja, Madagascar and Rio Caribe, Venezuela nibs to produce this seasonal beer. They took great care to get to know the flavor of our beans and to showcase them in the final product. I can taste the fruity, chocolatey, and rich flavor notes I know and love in our bars. The team at Almanac wrote up an awesome description of the layered flavors:
“Working with the unique flavors of Dandelion’s single-source beans, we created this decadent beer by layering in smoked and dark-roasted malts with citrusy Ivanhoe hops from Clearlake, CA. Finally, we added a blend of hand-roasted cocoa beans sourced from Madagascar and Río Caribe, Venezuela. The Madagascar beans add bright berry-cocoa flavors, while the Río Caribe adds dark chocolate and bourbon notes. A touch of vanilla rounds out the supporting flavors to create an eminently drinkable beer that is a chocolate lover’s beer through and through.”
I’m ready for another taste. For now, you can learn more about Biere de Chocolat here. Enjoy!