This week, Foothills Brewing Co. will be releasing one of its most popular creations, along with some older vintages.
According to a post on the brewery’s website, bottles of Sexual Chocolate 2018 will be released first on Jan. 27 at the Winston-Salem, N.C. brewery. As was the case last year, Sexual Chocolate 2018 will be packaged in 22-ounce bottles ($15) and for the second time in the brewery’s history, there will not be a purchase limit on bottles.
As in years past, Foothills will host a party the Friday night before where the stout will be served on draft. In addition, for only the second time in five years, the brewery will offering vintage bottles of Sexual Chocolate for sale at both the pub and tasting room.
Sexual Chocolate is a 9.7 percent ABV Russian imperial stout that was first conceived and brewed back in 1996 when Jamie Bartholomaus, the owner of Foothills, was in college. He and a few friends home brewed the first iteration of this beer to celebrate Valentine’s Day and named it for a band from an Eddie Murphy movie. It was first brewed commercially in 2007 and first released in bottles in 2008.
In addition, Sexual Chocolate does see limited distribution and there is also a barrel-aged version that is typically released later on in the year.