This weekend, Foothills Brewing Co. is releasing the newest incarnation of its most popular seasonal non-barrel-aged stout.
According to a post on the brewery’s website, four-packs of 12-ounce cans of Sexual Chocolate 2021 will be released on Jan. 5 at the Winston-Salem, N.C. brewery. The imperial stout was packaged in cans for the first time in 2020, and although last year’s release on Jan. 24 included 22-ounce bottles priced at $9.99 each, bottles are not being sold this year.
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 22-ounce bottles in 2008 and every year since.
Sexual Chocolate typically sees limited distribution and there is also a barrel-aged version that is typically released later in the year.