11 Feb
2014

It’s that chocolate gift giving time of year again!

With Valentine’s Day falling on a Friday this year, you may wish to look beyond landing a dinner reservation; it will surely be a cluster of a night for most restaurants.

If you need a fun idea that does not even require you to step into an overcrowded restaurant, then I’ve got you covered.

Stay in instead and do it right with a fancy craft beer and chocolate pairing.

Here is my craft beer and chocolate pairing guide for the sweet love in your life:

Before selecting chocolate and a beer to pair it with – it is important to remember the three Cs of beer pairing – compare, contrast and cleanse.

Compare: If you want your chocolate and beer to have similar flavors.

Contrast: Flavors that are different but complement each other nicely.

Cleanse: Lastly, if you’re eating a greasy or fatty food like sausage (doesn’t apply to this situation since we are talking about chocolate pairings); an ideal beer would be a pilsner as it works to cleanse the palate.

CraftBeer. Com – Beer and Chocolates Not So Secret Love Affair

https://www.craftbeer.com/beer-and-food/beer-and-chocolates-not-so-secret-love-affair

The Kitchn – Beer and Chocolate Four Delicious Pairings

http://www.thekitchn.com/beer-chocolate-four-delicious-pairings-179314

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!