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Theobroma

 
ABV: 
9.0
IBU: 
8
Availability: 
Limited
Original Release Date: 
05/2008

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

shant m. is drinking Theobroma

8 hours 42 min
1 day 1 hour

Brian Duffy is drinking TheobromaThe real deal, slow heat, dark chocolate layers & medium IBUs

1 day 14 hours

Steve is drinking Theobroma

2 days 14 hours

Ben is drinking TheobromaNice dark, medium heavy, good solid beer

3 days 6 hours

C J is drinking TheobromaI've bought all I could find before they quit making. My favorite "chocolate."

3 days 11 hours
4 days 18 hours

chris v. is drinking Theobroma

6 days 12 hours

Alec R. is drinking Theobroma

1 week 5 hours

Pete Galicki is drinking TheobromaBeer level 5 ... photobomb level 100 . Great brew, great day with a perfect wife . Chilli and chocolate... DAM!

1 week 6 hours
Join us in the craft beer tent at the Evening with the Masters, a premier event to benefit for Meals on Wheels Delaware. From the website:
Dogfish Head is proud and honored to be the first brewery at Smokehouse Grill to occupy all the taps for a night of awesome Grub and killer brews!!  
 

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