Cholaca and Oskar Blues Host Death by Coconut Tasting Event

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Colorado-based Cholaca and Oskar Blues Host Death by Coconut Tasting Event to Celebrate October’s Beer Festival Season and National Chocolate Day

Event also will include chocolate-themed activities for entire family

 

WHATTasting Event for seasonal release of Oskar Blues “Death by Coconut.”

Chocolate-themed food provided by Cholaca. Family fun activities such as chocolate art competition, and kid friendly interactive learning about regenerative cacao farming through chocolate tree planting.

 

WHENSaturday, October 15, 2016.

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Public tasting event and family chocolate fun.

Early celebration of Oct. 28 National Chocolate Day with beer theme.

 

WHERE:  Tasty Weasel Tap Room @ 1800 Pike Road, Longmont, CO 80501

 

WHY:  All natural liquid chocolate is better for brewing specialty beers and Colorado-based Cholaca created customized bulk containers to ensure better transfer, improve sanitation and provide greater consistency. Per Tim Matthews, Master Brewer at Oskar Blues: “The beer making process with Cholaca is incredibly easy because we’re able to let the fermentation go through and then we’re able to infuse the Cholaca because of its liquid state with the finished beer (in the bright tanks). That way we’re able to layer chocolate flavors on top of the beer flavors.”

 

WHO:  Interviews: Master Brewer Tim Mathews explains improved brewing process (and taste) from using liquid cacao. Cholaca CEO Ira Leibtag on meeting craft brewing specifications with sustainably sourced cacao from farmers in Ecuador and Peruwho practice regenerative agriculture to preserve the rainforest and their way of life. Interactive learning activities also will highlight their contribution to beer and chocolate.

 

Media Contact:

Rodney D Bell

Rodney@Cholaca.com

303-807-3397

 

BACKGROUNDER

 

Colorado-based Cholaca and Oskar Blues Host Death by Coconut Tasting Event to Celebrate October’s Beer Festival Season and National Chocolate Day

 

 

Tim Mathews first contacted Cholaca CEO Ira Leibtag in 2014 during his search for the right kind of liquid chocolate for Oskar Blue’s latest creation, an autumnal Irish port. Tim was frustrated in achieving his high standards for taste and quality. When he increased brewing quantity, he lost some chocolate taste. Previous chocolate liquids and baking wafers did not mix well and were less stable.

 

The purer, natural Cholaca – made from fair-trade cacao, water and coconut sugar – circulates with full contact, producing more stable, longer lasting flavor. Though brewed with similar ingredients and in a similar manner as stout, the lighter porter benefits from the reduced consistency burden. Death by Coconut, the 6.5 percent ABV and slightly sweet, creamy porter brewed with Cholaca, won the Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal in 2014 in the chocolate beer category.

 

Building upon this success Cholaca began working with other craft brewers in Colorado and across the country. In addition to Oskar Blues, these other breweries currently also use Cholaca in their chocolate beers:

 

  • FATE Brewing Company
  • Breckenridge Brewery
  • Fort Collins Brewery
  • Zwei Brewing
  • Big Choice Brewing
  • Copper Kettle Brewing Company
  • Coopersmiths Pub & Brewing
  • Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

 

 

Cholaca’s cacao suppliers belong to two local farming co-operatives, Eco-Cacao and UOPROCAE, which distribute profits among their members. Cholaca’s indigenous partners produce some of the finest cacao in the world in the world. Deforestation and unsustainable farming threaten the world’s chocolate supply. Cholaca provides a video tour of the community on its web site: “Preventing Deforestation from Chocolate”.

 

Cholaca media kit (fact sheet and image gallery) available at http://cholaca.com/news/.

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