Friday, August 17, 2012

Lansing Beer Week Presents: Michigan Beer & Chocolate Pairing

Written by  Ryan Ranspach
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Lansing Beer Week Presents: Michigan Beer & Chocolate Pairing

On Wednesday, August 22nd just down the street from Beerhound Headquarters at the REO Town Pub, we will be hosting a beer & chocolate tasting event as part of the first inaugural Lansing Beer Week. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through Lansing Beer Week's website. The ticket includes a five course beer and chocolate pairing and a great burger & beer special for $8 afterwards. The featured beers are Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura (Dark Dawn Stout), Short's Soft Parade, Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout, Frankenmuth Dunkel & Atwater Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale. If you can't make the chocolate tasting, you're more than welcome to just come by for the burger & beer.
Lansing Beer Week Presents: Michigan Beer & Chocolate PairingWe love rich, strong stouts, and we love chocolate. As the popularity for stouts and porters expands in Michigan, so too does the interest and curiosity for how they are brewed. In researching this, many people are very surprised to learn about the strong presence of coffee, roasted nuts, and chocolate in these beers. It may seems strange, but these flavors actually marry together wonderfully and can really add to the complexity, warmth, and comfort of these beers. We think this is essential to a good stout and brings us to another concept. Passion. History and popular culture have always linked chocolate to passion and lust, because people seem to go so mad for it. We beerhounds are mad and lustful for beer, so we thought it would be great to combine some of our favorite Michigan dark & fruit beers with some Fabiano's chocolate, the very best available in the Lansing area.

We are really excited about putting this event together and hope you can make it. It should be a fun and friendly evening with some great dark beers and delicious chocolate. Onward Lansing Beer Week!