John LoScalzo of LOKO Cuisine put his creative, wonderful and talented chef brain to work on some delicious beer ideas that we just had to bring to life. If you are a fan of his cuisine, you will fall madly in love on Valentines day with these 3 culinary inspired imperial sweet stouts. AND all 3 have Pinellas Chocolate’s amazing cacao nibs. So bring your love of chocolate and someone to share with, or let the beers be your date.
Here’s what to expect kicking off at noon on Thursday 2/14:
-LOKO FOR THE COCO: chocolate & toasted coconut imperial sweet stout (a distant relative of Eat Your Coco Nibs, for those who are acquainted)
-MOLE CON CACAHUETES: Mole is typically made with a plethora of ingredients from the pantry like chili, spices, chocolate and nuts. We chose peanuts to blend with the complex flavors of this imperial sweet stout with guajillo and ancho chilies, cacao nibs, roasted peanuts, cinnamon, allspice and lactose.
-DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHIP FLAPJACK STACK: If you don’t know, brunch is pretty much LOKO Cuisine‘s jam – so we couldn’t neglect a brunch inspired beer. Gossip with your friends over this imperial sweet stout with cacao nibs, maple, vanilla and lactose aged on cypress wood. (seriously it takes like chocolate chip pancakes)
We will be tapping 2 beers for the occasion. “Passion Balloons” is a 5.1% berliner weisse with passion fruit and raspberry. “My Pickup Line” is an 8.5% imperial sweet stout with cacao nibs and raspberry.