does chocolate beer contain real chocolate?

Doreen Pendgracs

Known throughout the Web as the "Wizard of Words", I've been a freelance writer since 1993. I'm currently researching and writing volume II of "Chocolatour: A Quest for the World's Best Chocolate". Volume I was published in September, 2013.

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  1. Susan Cooper

    That was a very cool post. I loved the information about where it came from. I found it no surprise that it’s origins date back to the South American cultures. i’ve never tried chocolate beer but I sure will now. Thanks for the recommendations Patrick. Just in time for the holidays. :)
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  2. Salika Jay says:

    Very interesting post indeed. I only know of few beers but not chocolate beer. So I’m yet to try one and I’d like to start with Dogfish Head Theobroma. It sounds quite interesting.
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  3. Patrick Huff says:

    Sure thing Susan. I will certainly have my share as well
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  4. Geek Girl says:

    Chocolate beer… another excuse to indulge in chocolate. Yeah, I am a huge fan of chocolate. LOL Great post! Who knew there were so many chocolate beers?
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  5. Doreen

    Cheryl: wait till my book comes out! It will introduce you to ALL things chocolate! You will be surprised!

  6. Catarina says:

    Interesting. Honestly had never heard of chocolate beer before neither and hence didn’t know that not all of them contain chocolate.

    Not surprised however that alcohol with chocolate in it exixted as early as 1,200 B.C. Most likely you can find such beverages even earlier in other cultures. The Romans for instance drank wine with honey. That some of them added chocolate instead of honey isn’t a stretch;-)
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  7. Jon Jefferson says:

    Local for me, Arcadia Brewing has their seasonal Cocoa Loco. This beer uses chocolate malt (barley malt roasted to a rich chocolate color also giving similar flavors), cocoa nibs, and 63% semi-sweet milk chocolate. Aside from drinking I have also used this beer to make mole, which traditionally has chocolate in it.

  8. nicole says:

    As long as it tastes like chocolate, I’m in! I’ll be seeking these out in Total Wine soon.
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  9. Koren says:

    I had no idea chocolate beer existed! I don’t normally drink beer, but I have a terrible sweet tooth, so I’ll definitely have to try this!

  10. Johnny says:

    Great post! I haven’t tried any of these beers yet, but I will have to soon. Maybe this weekend : ). Have you ever had Kona Koko Brown? It’s my favorite beer right now, but very hard to find in FL.
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  11. Becc says:

    Ha, I had no idea!
    I loved Catarina’s comment too, just added to an interesting blog :)
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  12. joy says:

    Okay I just lost a bet to my brother who said there was such a thing as chocolate beer. Being a chocoholic, I’m dying to try this. I’m a bit scared but well, we only live once. Thanks for sharing, your post cost me $5.

  13. Veronica says:

    I’m more of a vodka girl and I’ve tried the vodka mudshakes but this chocolate beer is intriguing. Is it like a fizzy mudshake?
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  14. Calra says:

    I’m a big dessert person but I’ve never been a fan of beer or any carbonated drink. It make me feel bloated. But this is kind of interesting. Hopefully I can find this in the local markets.

  15. kelly says:

    I have never ever heard of chocolate beer and now am so much into trying this one. This looks really fab. This Christmas surely it will be a chocolate beer for me. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Sandra says:

    I so much love both, beer and chocolates and seeing them together in this post and getting to know about it is great. I will surely try this chocolate beer out.

  17. Emilia says:

    Chocolate! Yum! This is definitely my cup of tea… or should I say my mug of beer. Looking forward to trying this brand, thanks for recommending it.

  18. Kristine says:

    This is definitely something I would love to try, I’m big on exotic flavors and all that. Thank you for letting us know about this.

  19. Stacey says:

    I can’t help but wonder what this taste like. Is it a sweet-ish blend like lager beer? Or is it even sweeter? I for one don’t think sweets and alcohol mix but who knows. This is pretty exotic.

  20. Doreen

    Thanks to Jon Jefferson for sending me the link to this article about chocolate beer published in Draft Magazine:

  21. British_Drinker says:

    For you Brits out there .. you could try XT Brewing Co and Will Torrent’s ‘Roast Cacao’ Chocolate beer. Not quite so full on as some, but it is brewed with real cocoa beans and has long aftertaste of chocolate.

  22. Shrey Patel says:


    Superior Chocolates beer Ideas and about Chocolates also.
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  23. tranh da quy says:

    Chocolate beer, wow very cool. How many are this price

  1. January 2, 2013

    […] A while back I asked Doreen Pendgracs if she was interested in swapping posts.  She agreed and last month my post appeared on Chocolate Travel Diversions.  She suggested I write about Chocolate Beer and I rather enjoyed that post.  You can view the post here. Does Chocolate Beer Contain Real Chocolate? […]

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