A new beer from Wicked Weed Brewing combines two of craft beer’s favorite things: hops and chocolate.
The new beer is Hop Cocoa, a 6.5 percent ABV “robust porter” brewed with caramel and crystal malts, Northern Brewer and Willamette hops as well as cocoa nibs from French Broad Chocolates in Asheville, N.C. The beer was originally released under the same name on-draft as a brown ale brewed with chocolate last year, but this is the first time either version has been packaged.
According to a post on Wicked Weed’s Instagram page, Hop Cocoa is packaged in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles and was released at the brewery this weekend. In addition, bottles will be available across the Asheville, N.C.-based brewery’s disruption network starting on Nov. 14.