Sam Adams unveils chocolate dessert beer
Move over, eggnog. Boston Beer Co., the local outfit known for its Samuel Adams brand of brews, thinks that chocolate beer will be the ideal choice for toasting holiday cheer - and the perfect chaser for washing down all that Christmas fruit cake.
For the holiday season, Boston Beer is offering Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock. Ingredients include Grand Cru Sauvage, a chocolate made from uncultivated cacao beans found in the rain forests of Bolivia, according to a Boston Beer press release.
"Brewing Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock with Cru Sauvage cacao nips creates a dark, decadent beer with a big, malty character, complex full-body taste and velvety finish," the company said in the press release. "Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock is the perfect accompaniment to any holiday meal or can simply be enjoyed on its own as a dessert."
(By Chris Reidy, Globe staff)