Brewing with Chocolate

Posted to Beer Styles June 14, 2019 by dropinbrewing

So how do you make a beer infused with chocolate and vanilla? Why would you make it yellow and not brown? Who is …that handsome young Mexican in the photograph? With over 30 years experience as a brewer I’d say I know a thing or two about the effect hops, malt, yeast and water have on beer flavor. Cacao nibs however are a different matter. How the chocolate flavor leaches out of the plant material and goes into solution is a function of time, temperature and stirring. When you stir ground up cacao into hot milk on a cold winter morning y