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Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904

Wine & Beer Pairings

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All Pieces:

Dry Red: Pinot Noir or Chianti Classico Riserva with fresh and/or jammy fruit notes with sweet spice (e.g. Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir, Complicated Pinot Noir, Failla Pinor Noir, or Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva)
Sweet Sparkling: Braquetto D’Aqui (e.g. Banfi Rosa Regale)

Alternative Options:

White Chocolates Only:

Sparkling Wine: Braquetto D’Aqui, Champagne, Prosecco, Cava etc. Chenin Blanc or Viognier: Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier Blend or Famille Bougrier Vouvray  

Milk Chocolates Only:  

Dry White: Chenin Blanc or Viognier (e.g. Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier Blend or Famille Bougrier Vouvray)
Other: 10+ Year Tawny Port  

Dark Chocolates Only:  

Sweet Red: Late Harvest Zinfandel (Tobin James)
Dry Red: Malbec, Syrah or Red Blend/Meritage (Catena Malbec, K Vintners Syrah, Cain Cuvee)

All Pieces:

Porter: Deschutes Brewing ‘Black Butte Porter
Irish Stout: Guinness ‘Draught’
Milk Stout: Left Hand Brewing Company Milk Stout Nitro, Stone Brewing Xocoveza
American Stout: Deschutes Brewing ‘Obsidian Stout’

Alternative Options:

Chocolates with Nuts:

Brown Ale: Rogue Brewing Hazelnut Brown Nectar, Founder’s Brewing Sumatra Mountain Brown
Honey Ale or Lager: Rogue Brewing Honey Kolsch
Fruity Ale or Lager: Abita Brewing Purple Haze

Chocolates with Fruit/Tropical:

Belgian Golden Ale or Belgian Style: Duvel Original Duvel, Goose Island Sofie
Fruity Sour Ale: Sam Adams Raspberry Lemon Gose, Lovelady Brewing Pineapple Sour

Chocolates with Caramel:

Blonde Ale: Sixpoint Brewing Sweet Action, CraftHaus Silver State
Hefeweizen: Sierra Nevada Brewing Kellerweis
Brown Ale: Rogue Brewing Hazelnut Brown Nectar, Founder’s Brewing Sumatra Mountain Brown or
Newcastle Brown Ale

Solid Dark Chocolates or Dark Chocolate Satin Crème/Truffles/XO Cognac:

Imperial Stout: Deschutes Brewing The Abyss Aged Imperial Stout, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout

White chocolates:

Fruit-Forward Ale or Lager: (Magic Hat #9, Abita Purple Haze; National Distribution)
Blonde Ale, Hefeweizen or Pilsener: Crafthaus Silverstate Blonde Ale or Sierra Nevada Kellerweis