Top 10 Beers for Valentines Day
Sexual Chocolate brewed by Foothills Brewing, North Carolina – A cocoa infused Imperial Stout. Opaque black in color with a dark brown head. Big chocolate aroma with notes of espresso, blackstrap molasses, dark sweet toffee and dark fruit. Smooth dark chocolate backbone with complex notes of coffee, dark toffee and dark fruit.
I Love You With All My Stout brewed by Evil Twin Brewing, New York – Brewer’s Notes: “When I copied the famous Even More Jesus, I had to ask myself as an artist, why am I doing this? I didn’t honestly know. It was just an instinct about beer as pure form… in a sense this stout is like a metaphor for freedom – the sum of all the beauty that surrounds me and my perfect contemporary existence.”
Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout brewed by Odell Brewing, Colorado – Named after the truck owned by Lugene, the farmer who’s been feeding his dairy cows the brewery’s spent grain for over a decade, Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout is brewed with milk sugar and milk chocolate.
Fourplay IPA brewed by Stoudts Brewing, Pennsylvania – Fourplay IPA started as a four part single hop series and featured the same malt recipe in each providing a full bodied malt backbone to compliment the abundance of a hop flavor. This new year-round version uses the same recipe, but two hop varieties instead of one.
Imperial Choklat Stout Brewed by Southern Tier Brewing, New York – This lovely stout is made with bittersweet Belgian chocolate and packs an intense chocolate kick. Be sure to quaff this one slowly, and notice how the flavors develop as the beer warms.
Smitten brewed by Bell’s Brewing, Michigan – Drawn from one of our oldest recipes, Smitten Ale began as part of a series of rye beers at our Eccentric Café. The combination of sharp citrus & resinous flavors from the hops with the earthy, rustic overtones of the rye malt contribution yield an interesting take on the American Pale Ale.
Chocolatized brewed by Pisgah Brewing,North Carolina – The darkest of Pisgah brews, the beer formerly known as Vortex II took a significant transformation when Pisgah brewers added a heavy dose of raw cocoa nibs to the brite tanks, thus creating what will now only be known as “Chocolatized.”
The Love brewed by Starr Hill Brewing, Virgina – The Love is an unfiltered wheat beer, also known as a hefeweizen. It is distinguished by its extremely light body and fruity aroma, finished with spicy notes.
Samuel Smiths Organic Chocolate Stout Brewed by Samuel Smith Old Brewery in England – Brewed with well water (the original well, sunk in 1758, is still in use with the hard water is drawn from 85 feet underground), the gently roasted organic chocolate malt and organic cocoa impart a delicious, smooth and creamy character, with inviting deep flavors and a delightful finish – this is the perfect marriage of satisfying stout and luxurious chocolate.
Teddy Bear Kisses brewed by Upland Brewing Company – A dark and robust beer brewed in the traditional stout method. Teddy Bear Kisses features an abundance of dark malts and high alpha hops for a powerful impact of roast, chocolate, and sweet bitterness. The lucky few who cuddle up to a warming session with Teddy Bear Kisses, can sense the velvety malt character, balanced bitter intensity, and soothing chocolate notes created by long aging on fair trade cocoa nibs. Teddy Bear Kisses will make you feel warm and happy inside, but it’s definitely not your childhood cuddle toy.