Chocolate-Infused Craft Beer: Our Newest Obsession

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Just in time for Valentines Day, get ready for stunningly complex and creative chocolate flavors from these fine breweries along Virginia’s Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail.

Cranberry Chocolate Porter • Seven Arrows Brewing / Augusta County

Brewed in collaboration with Rock Bottom Brewing, this cranberry porter has rich chocolate flavors that are accentuated by the tart flavors of cranberries.  Although dark in appearance, this beer is wonderfully balanced and full of flavor. On tap now.

Anniversary Molé Stout • Brothers Craft Brewing / Harrisonburg

To mark the occasion of five successful years, Brothers Craft Brewing has released a special Anniversary Molé Stout that features traditional Mexican mole flavors—cacao nibs, vanilla, cinnamon and chiles. On tap now.

Cavallo Imperial Stout • Stable Craft Brewing / Augusta County

This year-aged Imperial American Stout designed specifically for the Catoctin Creek Rye barrels it dwelled in. Pouring pitch black, look for huge notes of roast and chocolate with rye whiskey and vanilla on the nose. Thick and creamy, this balanced, big bodied stout has all the chocolate and roast you can pull from the malt with nuances of caramel, oak, and vanilla from the barrels themselves. 12.5% alcohol by volume. On tap now.

Noir LUCAS Porter • Wolfe Street Brewing / Harrisonburg

This robust porter is layered with flavor coming from nine different malts. Immediate notes of dark chocolate and coffee come through as soon as you take the first sip. Dark fruit and toffee linger on the palate with a hint of sweetness. 7% alcohol by volume.  On tap now.

Momentary Lapse of Raisin • The Friendly Fermenter / Harrisonburg

An imperial chocolate raisin oatmeal stout, with a hint of warmth to keep out the cold. On tap now.

Gringo-Mexican Molé Stout • Basic City Brewing Company / Waynesboro

Gringo-Mexican Molé Stout infused with chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon & habanero! 9% alcohol by volume.  Available January 25, 2018.

Danzig • Devils Backbone Outpost Brewery & Taproom / Lexington

A Baltic-style porter that blends a strong English porter with a Germanic lager approach. This fairly robust, strong black lager has notes of chocolate and coffee with hints of caramelized sugar. Characteristics are black, roast, and chocolate. 8% alcohol by volume. Anticipated release date in late January or early February, 2018.

Loco Cocoa Stout • Shenandoah Valley Brewing Company / Staunton

A bold chocolate flavor supported by a plum raisin grain bill. 6.5% alcohol by volume. We are brewing this dry stout with a low hop profile and a moderate but clean bitterness. Estimated release date February 10, 2018.

Cocoa Bear • Devils Backbone Outpost Brewery & Taproom / Lexington

Midnight black, full-bodied, with dark chocolate flavors coming from the marriage of imported cocoa and roasted & caramelized malts. Six types of malts and two types of cocoa nibs go into this chocolate lovers beer. 11.3% alcohol by volume. Anticipated release date in February, 2018.

This list will continue to be updated. Please check back soon for additional releases.