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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

Audra Kelly is drinking Theobroma at Mexican War StreetsHBD Winnie!

3 hours 13 min

Anthony Mangiameli is drinking Theobroma at HomeBetter than the first bottle I ever had however it tastes like it's loaded with wine grapes. Not for me.

9 hours 36 min
16 hours 4 min

Erik Rzeczycki is drinking TheobromaA lil spicey and a lil chocolatey at the same time

1 day 7 hours

eddie cummins is drinking TheobromaPretty good ,like it

1 day 9 hours

Garin V is drinking Theobroma

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Come out for happy hour to Bistro 19!  Wendy from the brewery will be on hand to talk about all things Dogfish!  So bring your Off-Centered self in for a brew or two! 
Featuring 10 Off-Centered Beers on TAP, including some very special releases!   1. 60 Minute IPA 2. 90 Minute IPA
 

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