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Choc Lobster

 
ABV: 
5.6
IBU: 
40
Availability: 
Limited, Draft Only
Original Release Date: 
06/2012

Choc Lobster is a brew first brewed in 2012 that evolved from our Super Small Batch program that we began at the pub to make weird one-off batches for our beer dinners.

Choc Lobster was originally brewed to pair with a chocolate lobster bisque and white chocolate lobster salad slider. Sam happened to be at that dinner and got a real kick out of the beer, so we decided to brew a big batch for the pub so everyone else could try it.

This scaled-up batch has a robust porter base and was brewed with live lobsters, which were added directly to the boil to cook off for the kitchen. Along with the lobsters, just over 6 pounds of dark cocoa powder were added to the whirlpool, along with a basil tea that was added to compliment both the chocolate and lobster. 

The result is a rich dark ale with notes of bittersweet chocolate and roast, with a slight herbal nuance and a subdued taste of the ocean in the finish. Just like the song goes -- "it wasn’t a rock, it was a Choc Lobster!"

Choc Lobster is now brewed every summer with lobsters shipped from our friends at Five Islands Lobster Co. in Georgetown, Maine and will return 7/25/14 and be available until it's gone again.

Due to limited availability of our Brewpub Exclusives, Choc Lobster is not available in growlers.

Note: I’m made with real lobster. So if you have a shellfish allergy, don’t drink me! Your friend, Choc Lobster

Tasting Notes: 
Bittersweet chocolate, roasty, subtle herb and ocean notes
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