Roses are red, violets are blue; the best Valentine’s Day present is chocolate and beer from PicoBrew! Whether you’re serving a special someone, easing an aching heart or celebrating with a party for one, these beer and chocolate pairings are the perfect fit for February 14th.
Do you prefer a mild, milk-chocolate sweetness, or perhaps a daring dark-chocolate experience? Either way, we’ve got a pairing to suit your palate.
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Cocoa Vanilla Porter + Milk Chocolate Truffles
For our first match made in heaven, we have the Cocoa Vanilla Porter from Bad Jimmy’s Brewing Co. and that classic Valentine’s Day confection: milk chocolate truffles. Take a bite of chocolate right after taking a sip of the beer, and you’ll see how the brew’s restrained sweetness amplifies the decadent nature of the truffle, allowing its melt-in-your-mouth goodness to shine through.
This American Porter boasts dark roasted malts with cocoa and vanilla flavors carried along by a smooth, medium body, making it the perfect complement to the creamy truffles. Its aroma is rich and chocolatey, priming your palate for the confection. The light cocoa taste and restrained sweetness lead to a dry finish, so as not to overpower the pairing experience. Serve this tasty treat to your special someone — or just treat yourself!
Devil’s Food Chocolate Porter + Dark Chocolate Tart
For the more adventurous, try the devilishly delicious combination of Bluebird Brewery’s Devil’s Food Chocolate Porter and a decadent dark chocolate tart. The brew’s rich, robust flavors of cocoa and roasted malts are a perfect complement to the big, bold bittersweet flavors in this refined dessert.
The Devil’s Food Porter lives up to its name, brewed with real chocolate and offering a caramel-malty sweetness that softens the tart’s bitter, espresso-like punch — especially when savored right after a swig of beer. The pairing calls forth a creamy, full and smooth mouthfeel in both the beer and the tart.
Toasty biscuit notes in the brew complement the cookie-like quality of the tart’s crust for a well-rounded finish. This is a complex combination that’s sure to impress your favorite chocoholic.
Grab the Cocoa Vanilla Porter and Devil’s Food Chocolate Porter PicoPaks, and create your own intoxicating pairings this Valentine’s Day. Not homebrewing yet? Give yourself the gift of a PicoBrew C machine, or grab one for your sweetheart!