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Jan 2013

This Weekend In Somerville: Drink Craft Beer’s Chocolate & Beer Pairing

Narragansett Bock & Taza Mexicano Cinnamon Chocolate

Can’t Keep ‘Em Apart – A Beer & Chocolate Love Story

From DrinkCraftBeer.com: Some of you may remember this from last year but it seems that Valentine’s Day is coming up again (didn’t this just happen a year ago?). To us, what could be better than celebrating with some craft beer and chocolate? How about raising money for The Greater Boston Food Bank? What if we told you you could do all those things at the same time?!

Well on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 from 2-6pm you can! Drink Craft Beer is taking over the Taza Chocolate Factory Store AGAIN and we’re doing some pretty cool stuff AGAIN! Last year we had 550 people come out and raised over $1800 for the Greater Boston Food Bank. Let’s see if we can top that this year!

RSVP to come here:
http://drinkcraftbeer.com/events/tastings/can-t-keep-em-apart-a-beer-chocolate-love-story-2013.html

Here’s what their paring ‘Gansett with!

 

Narragansett Bock with Taza Mexicano Cinnamon Chocolate

Warning, this pairing has been known to induce epic high fives. Seriously though, this was our first pairing we did we’re stoked by how well these two come together. We tried this beer with the vanilla chocolate, thinking the sweetness of the malt would pair nicely with the the vanilla bean flavors, sadly that fell flat so we grabbed the cinnamon. The Bock has some nice roasted flavors that really get heightened by the cinnamon. While some of the flavors in Taza’s mexicano line can be subtle, the cinnamon is right there in your face. The sweetness of the beer in this case helps mellow things out in just the right way.
About Can’t Keep ‘Em Apart 2013

It’s no secret, Taza Chocolate and Drink Craft Beer have long been friends. We’ve done a ton of events together in the past, they’ve come to our fests and we’ve done chocolate and beer classes where we’ve paired some of the best craft beer on the market with our favorite bean-to-bar, organic chocolates. And then last year we even brought you all to the factory! Well we’re doing it all again for 2013!

Given the reaction to last year’s factory takeover (550 attendees and $1800+ raised), we knew we had to do it again for Valentine’s Day. So, with that in mind, we’re taking over the Taza Chocolate Factory Store again on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 from 2-6pm and offering you a chance to try four delicious chocolate and craft beer pairings! We’ll also have Roxy’s Grilled Cheese on hand, selling Chocolate-Covered-Bacon Grilled Cheese (as well as their normal menu) with $1 from each purchase of this featured sandwich going to Greater Boston Food Bank! All we ask in return is a $5 donation at the door, 100% of which will go to The Greater Boston Food Bank. Come join us at:

Taza Chocolate Factory Store
561 Windsor Street
Somerville, MA 02143

Every dollar that gets donated allows them to provide 2.5 meals to those in need, so your $5 donation will provide 12.5 meals! If you bring just one friend, that’s 25 meals for people who are going hungry!

For just $5, you’ll get:

– Four samples of craft beer paired with four Taza Mexicano Chocolates
– Meet the crew from several of your favorite breweries
– Hang out with Devon and Jeff from Drink Craft Beer
– A chance to provide 12.5 meals to those who are in need
– Roxy’s Grilled Cheese on hand, selling Chocolate-Covered-Bacon Grilled Cheese with $1 from each going to Greater Boston Food Bank

RSVP to come here:
http://drinkcraftbeer.com/events/tastings/can-t-keep-em-apart-a-beer-chocolate-love-story-2013.html

About Taza Chocolate

Taza Chocolate is a bean-to-bar, organic, direct trade chocolate company that has been growing like crazy over the past years. We met them when it was just a couple guys in a factory in Somerville and we’ve watched them grow to national distribution. To us, it’s incredible what Taza Chocolate is able to do with just a few select, high quality ingredients. It actually mirrors our love of craft beer, as brewers do the same with a few simple ingredients. That’s why we think that these two are such a perfect complement to each other.