There’s certainly an influx of beer-and-chocolate news ’round here over the last few days, but that’s certainly nothing to complain about. Headlining the latest choco-news is the announcment that Samual Adams Chocolate Bock will once again be on store shelves this November. The Chocolate Bock is my personal favorite Sam Adams beer and is described as,
After using a centuries old brewing process, called Krausening, we slowly aged the beer on a bed of rare dark cocoa nibs from Felchlin®, a renowned Swiss chocolatier. Known for their quality, these wild cocoa nibs are harvested from the jungles of Northern Bolivia where they grow in their original forests. They impart complex aromas and flavors of chocolate, honey and vanilla in the beer. The resulting beer, Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock, has a big, malty character that is combined with the subtle sweetness of chocolate, giving this brew a complex full-body taste with a velvety finish.
You can expect the Sam Adams Chocolate Bock in stores — only in its destinctive and gorgeous 750ml bottle — during the first week of November and just in time for Thanksgiving feasts. Be sure and pick up a bottle (or two) while you can!
In other Sam Adams news: a winner has been chosen in this year’s Samuel Adams Beer Lover’s Choice program. Apparently the Blackberry Witbier beat out the Coffee Stout and will be the next new beer brewed by the folks at the Boston Beer Co. The brewers,
brewed this traditional witbier with orange peel and coriander, and then added a hint of blackberry. The flavor is very complex with malt and cereal notes, intense spice and citrus flavors and a smooth, sweet/tart finish.
Look for the Blackberry Witbier in January in its own 6-pack and in the Samuel Adams® Brewmaster’s Collection Variety 6 & 12-packs.