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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

Joe K is drinking Theobroma

5 hours 2 min
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Ricky C is drinking TheobromaPretty plain

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Stephanie Price is drinking TheobromaSurprisingly light colored. And bodied. I can taste the honey.. I guess I was just hoping for more of a cocoa ale.

2 days 1 hour
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Don is drinking Theobroma

2 days 9 hours

Rebecca Foreman is drinking Theobroma at Craft and GrowlerDH's ancient ales are like Williams Bros herbal ales on steroids. This is mead-like w a fascinatingly complex aroma & subtle chili afterburn

2 days 11 hours
Join Matt from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery at the Harp and Dragon on December 3rd at 6:30 pm for an epic beer dinner. Tickets are only 40 dollars and can be reserved by calling 860-885-0147
Back in 1994, when Sam Calagione was working on a business plan for a nontraditional brewery, one of the homebrew recipes he tested was a breakfast-themed stout.
 

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