Shadow (dariaphoebe) wrote,

This could be the very minute I'm aware I'm alive

I was not always someone who enjoyed adult beverages. It wasn't all that long ago that I drank very infrequently and sparingly when I did.

One year at a chocolate party at eichin's, someone brought chocolate beer. I had a little of someone else's. It was interesting, but it didn't really scream chocolate to me. Last year, wandering into Double Wide Grill one night, I noticed Southern Tier Choklat on the draft list. Intrigued, and always willing to try a new chocolate beer, I ordered one.

Alas, it kicked the keg, and I got just a little, but *wow*. Choklat was the most chocolatey beer I'd ever had. It was as much like drinking chocolate in beer form as I figure I'm likely to experience. I have a small stash of bottles now which I break out occasionally, and I mean to get to Southern Tier this year to buy some in person.

I'm also a member of Pittsburgh Beer Society. This past week, one of the 6 samples we enjoyed was Tommyknocker Cocoa Porter. Tommyknocker has good brews; I've been enjoying a variety pack of their stuff since it, um, appeared at my house when I got back from Ohio Linux Fest. Well, if Choklat was like drinking chocolate, Cocoa Porter is like a mug of hot cocoa in beer form. McBroom's in Regent Square had a case left. Had. If you like hot cocoa, you should try it, but you may have to get it from elsewhere!

  • (no subject)

    For just a moment, as I continued along my riverside path, I let my eyes turn inland. There wasn't much reason to: ahead of me lie the trail I…

  • (no subject)

    As we stood at the curb, we talked about the city, the place I now called home. Until moments before, it had been business as we walked around an…

  • (no subject)

    As the rest of the band stepped away, just one remained. He delivered just a single verse, acoustic, before the others returned for the final song of…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.