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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

Craig is drinking Theobroma

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Nick P. is drinking Theobroma

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Mick H. is drinking TheobromaSo much flavor. Never had a chilli beer before. Never even heard of one before. Is it a real thing?

1 day 15 hours
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2 days 6 hours

Eithel Borge is drinking TheobromaExcellent and flavorful complexity

2 days 12 hours
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Carmen is drinking Theobroma

3 days 9 hours

Emilio Bolton is drinking TheobromaBy far one of my favorites. By very far.

3 days 14 hours
Join us as we kick-off San Diego Beer Week at OB Noodle House.   We will be tapping some of our favorite off-centered ales for this event. The list includes:
Gettin ready for Turkey Day?!? Well take a breather from all of the shopping and cooking to stop by the bar at Whole Foods Arbor Trails and try some delectable Dogfish Head sudz.
 

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