German Chocolate Cake
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
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A Note on This Beer
Fun fact: German Chocolate Cake isn’t even German.
It was actually developed in the US, instead getting its name from English-American chocolate maker Samuel German who invented the rich, dark baking chocolate used in the recipe.
But maybe, just maybe, it can be American AND German...
To create today’s succulent German Chocolate Cake Lager, the craft legends of Virginia at Lickinghole Creek combined the flavors of that beloved, American-made cake with time-honored German innovation. It’s a delightfully sweet and totally quaffable meeting of two worlds!
The brewers began with a traditional German-style Doppelbock base, brewed with German specialty grains and fermented for several weeks. After which, they conditioned the beer over additions of cocoa nibs, toasted coconut, nutty pecans, and sweet vanilla for those signature cakey flavors.
This rich and ravishing Lager is a luscious sipper, indeed. It drinks clean and smooth, with a light, bready malt backbone supporting the mouth-watering tastes of melty chocolate and creamy coconut. Sprinkles of candied pecan and whipped cream appear on the finish, helping mask the impressive 8% ABV.
As far as quenchable flavor bombs go, this one’s probably better than the real deal. Which leaves us with another fun fact: today, you’ve got a chance to have your cake and drink it, too!
*Southern Craft Beer Mag credits Lickinghole Creek as pioneers in the craft brewing industry in Virginia; Culture Trip calls them one of the 10 Best Breweries in Virginia; 2019 Virginia Craft Beer Cup first place medal-winners
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