Beer and Chocolate Pairing with Xocolatl

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Our friendly neighborhood bottle shop and BEER bar (next to Meat Cheese Bread) in SE Portland is hosting a beer and chocolate pairing with Xocolatl. This Thursday, Nov. 12th from 5-11pm “BEER” hosts chocolatier David Briggs of Xocolatl de David. 

All beers are in 5 ounce tasting glasses and will be served with a small portion of chocolate.
The pairing flight will cost $18 for a flight of 5, $12 for a flight of 3, or $5 for a single pairing

Featured pairings are:

  • New Belgium – 2015 Le Terroir Dry Hopped Sour paired with both the Olive Oil and Hibiscus Truffle Bars
  • Logsdon Farmhouse Ales – Far West Vlaming Flanders Red with the Rose Hips and Berries Bar
  • Epic – Big Bad Baptist Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout paired with the Brown Butter Bar
  • Ballast Point – Ginger Big Eye IPA paired with the Cocoa Lemon Grass Bar
  • Almanac – Meyer Lemon Gose paired with the Sourdough Bar

David Briggs from Xocolatl de David will be talking about the chocolates and their flavor profiles. His chocolates will be available for sale at the event.

Beer, yes that’s really their name, is a bottle shop and taproom located at SE 14th and Stark in Portland, OR with 10 rotating taps and a selection of over 100 bottles. Owned by John Stewart, the man behind nationally renowned Meat Cheese Bread

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1410 S.E. Stark St.
Portland, OR 97214

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David Briggs is the nationally and internationally renowned owner and chocolatier behind Xocolatl de David. David started Xocolatl de Davíd informally, and unintentionally, in 2005 while just “playing around with chocolate.”  Over the next four years he honed his skills in chocolate and confections pairing savory and sweet elements with the varying flavor profiles of the chocolates he sources from South and Central America. His single origin chocolate comes from sustainable and fair trade sources and Briggs prefers to use only bittersweet varieties no lower than 68%. Briggs works with local farmers as well as specialty producers from around the world to attain the highest quality ingredients for each product he creates.

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