In time for Valentine’s day, VA Tourism offers 100 Virginia chocolate craft beers

by | Jan 29, 2016 | EAT DRINK

The Virginia Tourism office is obviously based in RVA because they’ve hit on our favorite topic (And both of AE David’s favorite topics!) – chocolate and beer!


The Virginia Tourism office is obviously based in RVA because they’ve hit on our favorite topic (And both of AE David’s favorite topics!) – chocolate and beer!

From their recent “100+ Chocolate Craft Beers” post:

Admit it, chocolate in most any form is acceptable. In Virginia, you’ll find more than 100 craft beers that are either made with the finest chocolate or have strong chocolate notes. While most are available in limited quantities due to seasonal demand, some of these beers have become so popular that you can buy them year-round! Try a few of these chocolate brews to satisfy your sweet tooth in a whole new way.

I couldn’t think of a more romantic gesture this Valentine’s Day than a heart-shaped 6 pack full of local chocolate suds, but that’s just me.

Sure enough, they cover the entire state by region and give you local options for sweet dessert beers. Here in RVA, we’ve got:

Hardywood—Richmond
—Raspberry Stout: Chocolate Stout Brewed with Local Red Raspberries

Isley—Richmond
—The Bribe: Oatmeal Porter with notes of coffee and chocolate
—Choosy Mother: Peanut Butter Oatmeal Porter with hints of chocolate

Lickinghole Creek—Goochland
—Heir Apparent: Imperial Stout with caramel and chocolate flavors
—Virginia Black Bear: Bold Russian Imperial Stout with notes of dark chocolate and coffee
—Chai Tea Virginia Black Bear: Russian Imperial Stout blends the spiciness of Indian Chai Tea with dark chocolate flavors
—Vanilla Virginia Black Bear: Vanilla Russian Imperial Stout flavored with dark chocolate, coffee, and vanilla

Midnight Brewery—Rockville
—Not My Job: Southern English Brown Ale with notes of toffee and chocolate
—Midnight Granite: Rich Oatmeal Stout with a subtle roast and smooth chocolate notes

Center of the Universe—Ashland
—Orange is the New Stout: Imperial Chocolate Stout crafted with oranges and sea salt
—Shut Up 2015: Belgian Dark Strong, aged in bourbon and port barrels, has a delicate chocolate finish
—El Duderino: White Russian milk has flavors of vanilla, chocolate, and espresso

Legend—Richmond
—Legend Chocolate Porter: Rich Porter with caramel and chocolate malts

Rusty Beaver—Ruther Glen
—Roy’s Big Bad Brown Ale: Brown Ale with deep chocolate notes
—Quake Stout: Imperial Stout with pale, black, and chocolate malt

Ardent Craft Ales—Richmond
—Dark Rye: American Imperial Stout with a dry, chocolaty finish

Strangeways—Richmond
—Woodbooger Belgian-Style Brown Ale: Brown Ale with hints of chocolate, caramel, and fruits

Triple Crossing Brewing—Richmond
—Vanilla Night Lands: Spiced Imperial Stout with vanilla beans and cacao nibs

If you’re feeling adventurous, head over to the VA Tourism website and check out other options from around the state!

Brad Kutner

Brad Kutner




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