What better way to kick off National American Chocolate Week (beginning March 18th) with, well, chocolate. And beer. That’s right, beer. For those who have yet to experience the flavors that occur when nibbling on some chocolate and drinking a brew, you simply must give it a try. Beer and chocolate are an unexpected, but surprisingly delicious, combination, so why not give it a shot in honor of National American Chocolate Week?
So what beers should you pair with chocolate? I recommend selecting bitter, hoppy craft beers to create a contrast to sweet, savory chocolate. In anticipation of National American Chocolate Week, Sam Adams has teamed up with San Francisco-based craft chocolate maker TCHO to create the perfect chocolate and beer pairing. For some chocolate love, order your own Samuel Adams Boston Lager Love of Beer Chocolate Box to enjoy with a Sam Adams Boston Lager. The sharp bitterness of the beer pairs quite nicely with the savory chocolate.
For more information on beer and chocolate pairings, check out the video which features TCHO’s Chief Chocolate Maker Brad Kintzer and Samuel Adams’ Brewery Manager Jennifer Glanville who discuss why and how chocolate and beer pair well together. Many are probably familiar with the idea of pairing wine and chocolate, but Kitzer and Glanville guide viewers through a successful beer and chocolate pairing, explaining how a beer like Samuel Adams’ Boston Lager brings out chocolate’s best flavors, making each bite more enjoyable!