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Theobroma: Beer of the Gods

Beer
01.31.2009

Theobroma

The Dogfish Head Brewery located in Delaware is known for its creative and bold approach in selecting ingredients for its brew, and Theobroma is no exception. Literally translated as “Food of the Gods” the inspiration for this beer came from samples of ancient pottery fragments found in Honduras. These ingredients include Aztec cocoa powder, cocoa nibs, honey, chilies, and annatto. The discovery of this early recipe pushes back the known use of cocoa for human consumption more than 500 years to around 1200 BC. By popular demand Dogfish Head will release this special brew for a second time in the summer of 2009.



Comments

  1. Brian | Sunday, February 1, 2009

    I’ve heard of this although I’ve never seen it in a store or tried it. Any idea how much it costs?

    I’ll be on the lookout for it. I don’t really see much DFH around here in NC which is weird cause we’re not TOO far from Delaware.


  2. jbinthesun | Monday, February 2, 2009

    Love all the ingredients. Pizza Port may carry Dogfish…hope so.


  3. JJ Bagley | Tuesday, February 3, 2009

    Here is a map with locations where Dogfish Head is available.
    http://www.dogfish.com/brewings/distributors.htm


  4. johnston | Tuesday, February 3, 2009

    Ancient egyptian beers did not consist of any hops.

    Kirin in Japan has re-created “the old kingdom” from an ancient egyptian recipe taken from hieroglyphics found on a stone tabloid believed to be 4,000 years old. This brew has no froth is 10% and is a dark tea color. Good purchase.

    Hats off to dogfish for their creative energy but they are behind the curve on this one (sort of.)I can’t wait to buy some, thanks for the lead MM. I’ll check out JJs link.



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