This year, in our Level 4 Master Beer Sommelier program, we are exploring beer & food in far greater depth than ever before. For the first time since the program was developed in 2009, we have introduced a beer and chocolate pairing workshop.
In this class, we took a hard look at 5 different beers and examined how they interacted with 4 different types of chocolate. Our beers included Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Bench Strawberry Grove, Great Lakes Karma Citra and The Wolf of Glen Moray from Windswept Brewing in Scotland.
This class was a tremendous amount of fun and was very eye-opening but also succeeded in destroying our palates. I love chocolate but I had chocolate fatigue at the end. It didn't really last all that long since I delved back into the chocolate last night.