Giving Thanks to those Behind the Brew
This month kicks off the season of thanks – so let’s give it up for all of you incredible brewmasters and cheers to some chocolate beers! Check out all the fun news we have going on in November. We’ve got new tasty chocolate beers on tap and recent news on how to brew the best chocolate beer with Cholaca!
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GABF Panel Discussion: 
“How to Brew the Best Chocolate Beer”
Give it up for Oskar Blues Brewery, Lefthand Brewery, Copper Kettle Brewing Company, and Sleeping Giant Brewing Company for being part of our pre-GABF panel discussion on “how to brew the best chocolate beer.” Check out the video recap below as some of the top brewmasters in the world discuss why using Cholaca is ideal in the chocolate beer making process. Many thanks to Tap 14 for hosting the event and for making so many incredible dishes featuring our pure liquid cacao. Check them out at 
GABF "How to Brew the Best Chocolate Beer"
Event Recaps
Death By Coconut Chocolate Beer Release 
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the release of Death by Coconut in Longmont, Brevard, and Austin. We had so much fun celebrating with everyone and can’t wait to do it again next year. Special thanks to Oskar Blues Brewery for helping put these events together and for now sharing our pure liquid cacao logo on the Death by Coconut can!
Death by Coconut Cheesecake 
Big thanks to Mike Loosli for creating this delicious “Death By Coconut Cheesecake” with Death by Coconut Chocolate Stout from Oskar Blues Brewery. Full recipe here. 
Recent Press
Check out Cholaca’s recent feature in Westword News as the special chocolate ingredient in the chocolate beers from Oskar Blues, Lefthand Brewery, Copper Kettle, and Sleeping Giant. See full article here. 
Take a look at Cholaca’s recent review in Eat Drink Boulder’s recap of “How to Brew the Best Chocolate Beer with Cholaca.” Full article here.
Cholaca Brewed Chocolate Beers on Draft in November
Aurox Imperial Stout
ABV 10%
IBU 50
Alluvial Brewing Company is putting the final touches on their Aurox barrels! There are two bottle variants to be released this November — Aurox Imperial Stout w/ Cholaca, pure liquid cacao and coconut & Aurox Imperial Stout w/ Ugandan vanilla beans, both aged for 10 months in first use barrels. They will also be releasing BA Big Yin Strong Scotch Ale along with the Aurox. “Cholaca is the bomb!” – Alluvial Brewmaster
Imperial Biere Joie 
Stout – Imperial/Double
8.5% ABV
50 IBU 
This Russian Imperial Stout is brewed with coffee beans from Papua New Guinea and Cholaca’s bittersweet pure liquid cacao. The beer is thick, strong, and goes down silky. 
Milk Money Cocoa Stout 
Stout – Milk/Sweet
5% ABV
28 IBU
English Style Sweet Stout Ale is brewed with pale, chocolate, Carafa, aromatic, and lactose sugar resulting in a smooth malt character and thick creamy brown head. The addition of lactose sugar and unfermentable sugar gives the beer some residual sweetness. Cholaca’s pure liquid cacao added post-fermentation gives a slightly sweet and strong chocolate flavor. (Balanced with Santium and Fuggle hops.)
Chocolate Dark Star Nitro
Oatmeal Stout
ABV 6.0
IBU 24
Mike Darling at Crafty Ales and Lagers has been brewing his first recipe, Dark Star, since 1997 (shortly after he began home-brewing). This oatmeal stout is a year-round favorite at the brewery and the brewers recently thought it a great vehicle to experiment with our pure liquid cacao. They added the Cholaca and transferred the beer to the bright tank (normally, they add cacao at other stages of the brewing process). The beer is an overall hit as patrons are enjoying the enhanced chocolate aroma and flavor! 
Stop in and try Chocolate Dark Star Nitro on draft today. 
Upcoming Cholaca Beer Events
Barbecue & Beer with J. Jeffrey Messerole
At Alluvial Brewing Company 
Friday, November 3 
5:30 PM – 10:30 PM CDT
The next installment of the soon to be infamous Barbecue & Beer Event Series is a collaboration between Alluvial Brewing, Cornbred Barbecue and great central Iowa musicians. Go have some fun and grab a taste of their new Chocolate Beer with Cholaca – “Aurox Imperial Stout” on tap for November.
Featuring music by the amazing J. Jeffrey Messerole
Alluvial doors open @ 4 
Cornbred window opens @ ~5:30 
Music begins at 6:30
At Peoples Brewing Company
Tuesday, November 14th
6pm to 8pm
Stop in to hear June IND performing live at People’s Brewing Company! Be sure to taste their second batch of Milk Money Cocoa Stout brewed with Cholaca’s pure liquid cacao. The people love it!