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Behind the Counter: A Pairing with Brewery Ommegang

We are lucky to live in close proximity to the Finger Lakes wine region, giving us a lot of opportunities in pairing wine with our chocolate. As Rochester grows its craft beer and cider scene, we have been able to pair our chocolate with those products as well.

Our most recent pairing was for Brewery Ommegang, a craft brewery in the heart of Cooperstown, NY. A Valentine's Day tasting at lovin' cup featured Ommegang's new beer, Rosetta Kriek.

About the beer (from Ommegang)

Ommegang Rosetta pays homage to time-honored Belgian methods of aging and blending fruit beers. Ommegang brewmaster Phil Leinhart partnered with Belgian sister brewery, Liefmans - legendary brewers in the world of sour fruit beers - to create a truly unique blend for Ommegang and U.S. craft beer lovers. Pouring a mahogany-brown with a hint of red, Rosetta offers elegance, depth, complexity, and an intriguing interplay of tartness and sweetness. This is derived from Phil's perfectly balanced blend of Oud Bruin (a tart Flemish brown ale) with Cuvee Brut (a fruity and lively Kriek Beer)


About the chocolate pairing

When we first considered Rosetta with a chocolate pairing, we immediately thought of its fresh and authentic cherry flavors. We had created a brand new Sour Cherry truffle as part of our Valentine's Day truffle bags and gave that a go. The Sour Cherry truffle features cherry, brandy and cream blended together then enrobed in a 55% semisweet chocolate and dusted in pure cocoa powder. Not only did the Sour Cherry truffle bring out the cherry elements in the beer, but it also complemented the dark sides of the beer. Score! rf

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