Today’s featured beer portrait is of Chocolate Cherry Stout by Kassik’s Brewery, brewed with cocoa nibs and cherries! A fine drinking beer, in a pretty bottle. I am a huge fan of big stouts, and this one qualifies. I wish it was oak-aged, though, that may have enhanced the overall banquet. I noted more chocolate than cherries, but the cherry flavor came out as the beer warmed up in my glass.
I was recently near Kenai, the hometown of Kassik’s Brewery, harvesting my salmon for the year, and I was hoping to stop by the tasting room, but was fortunate enough to fill a couple coolers with salmon, and had to book it back to Anchorage to process the fish promptly. I think I may have to do a beer tour of the Kenai Peninsula and drink at all four breweries there! Maybe I could paint live in some of them.
Cheers to cherries, chocolate and stout beer! A match made in heaven!