When it comes to chocolate flavored beers, adding cocoa products may not be necessary but certainly can greatly enhance the final beer. But the intricacies of what, when, and how you should add the cocoa is often a debated topic in the brewing world. We decided to delve into the nitty-gritty with three professionals highly versed in what it takes to get the best when combining cocoa and beer.
Due to size alone, nanobrewers can take advantage of certain freedoms that larger-scale brewers would find inhibitory. Ashton Lewis explores this concept.
These hop extracts roughly fall into two categories, those primarily intended to add bitterness and those where aromatics are the goal.