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Theobroma

 
ABV: 
9.0
IBU: 
8
Availability: 
Limited
Original Release Date: 
05/2008
On Tap At Tasting Room: 
At the Milton Tasting Room
On Tap: 
At the Rehoboth Brewpub

Theobroma is a celebration of chocolate, the food of the gods.

This Ancient Ale is based on chemical analysis of pottery fragments found in Honduras that revealed the earliest known alcoholic chocolate drink used by early civilizations to toast special occasions.

The discovery of this beverage pushed back the earliest use of cocoa for human consumption more than 500 years to 1,200 B.C. As per the analysis, Dogfish Head's Theobroma (translated into "food of the gods") is brewed with Aztec cocoa powder and cocoa nibs (from our friends at Askinosie Chocolate), honey, chilies and annatto (fragrant tree seeds).

It's light in color, not what you expect from your typical chocolate beer (not that you'd be surprised that we'd do something unexpected with this beer!).

This beer is part of our Ancient Ales series -- along with Midas Touch, Chateau Jiahu, Sah'tea and Ta Henket -- so step back in time and enjoy some Theobroma.

We currently send Theobroma (when available) to our wholesale partners in the following states:

AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, VA, VT, WA

To find where our wholesalers have delivered this beer in the past 60 days, check out the Fish Finder (you can search by beer and by zip). As a reminder, it is always best to call and confirm a retailer still has the beer before making any treks!

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Food Pairing Recommendations: 
Toasted nuts, roasted chicken, milk chocolate, brined olives, dates, licorice
Wine Comparable: 
Cabernet Franc

Beer Activity

Katie W is drinking Theobroma

3 hours 11 min

Anthony M. is drinking Theobroma at HomeNope. Taste like grapes. Disappointing.

5 hours 41 min

Chris N. is drinking TheobromaEh. I must not get it

8 hours 11 min

Cathy S. is drinking Theobroma

8 hours 11 min
12 hours 13 min
1 day 11 hours

Nick b. is drinking Theobroma

1 day 16 hours
1 day 16 hours

Vladimir Gershanov is drinking Theobroma at Beer and BeyondLots of spiced honey. Smoke and chili notes. Sweet. Cocoa aftertaste. Quite sweet and spicey.

1 day 17 hours
Idle Rich Pub will be kicking off Halloween weelemd a little early by throwing down some great brews for all you ghouls and ghosts.
Tuckaway Tavern will be hosting a beer dinner event with Dogfish Head- The event is from 6-9 PM on November 13th and will include an array of delicious Dogfish Head beers!  
 

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