Barley’s Chupacabra Imperial Brown with Vanilla Beans & Cocoa Nibs

A beautiful deep brown, the dark malts compliment the organic cacao and the fresh Madagascar vanilla provides a pure vanilla flavor and silky mouthfeel. A healthy dose of pale malt makes this beer a full bodied deliciously drinkable Imperial Brown.

This is a collaboration beer with a local chocolatier, Dan Hankle of Finca Chocolate. Dan, a Logan, Ohio resident, also owns a small farm in Puerto Rico, “The Fernwood Finca”. His farm is certified organic and he practices fair trade and sustainable farming.

Cacao and vanilla compliment each other in many deserts and we think they marry well with this recipe. Drink up! Enjoy! Watch out for Chupacabras!

Suggested Food Pairings: Definitely goes well with chocolate and rich, sweet desserts. Stands up to filet mignon, foie gras, smoked meats, and grilled chupacabra. Long aged cheeses such as Gouda and cheddar also go well.

ABV 7.6%

Body: Full
Color: Chocolate Brown
Blend: British pale, crystal, caramel, wheat, chocolate malt, black patent malt
Original Gravity: 1.080
Estimated IBUs: 50
First Tapped: April 2013