Mourne Mountains Brewery launches Chocolate stout

THE award-winning Mourne Mountains Brewery has broken lent to announce a brand new and very limited edition chocolate Belgian stout named Chocolat Chaud.Chocolat Chaud

Master Brewer Tom Ray has created a very special stout using raw cocoa nibs in the mash to give a deep, chocolately flavour. Orange peel and cloves late in the boil have added some Belgian spice to the brew and it’s been fermented with a fruity, continental yeast. The result is a robust and warming stout with plenty of body.

Founder of Mourne Mountains Brewery, local entrepreneur Connaire McGreevy said: “Our last two seasonal beers, Pumpkin Porter in the autumn and First Noel at Christmas were both extremely popular and we want to keep up the momentum in the new year.

“We decided to get the ball rolling with Chocolat Chaud which is an intriguing brew with complex and somewhat unconventional flavours. We think it makes an excellent alternative to Easter eggs for adults, or to a pint of Guinness this St Patrick’s Day!

“You’ll have to get your hands on a bottle before it’s too late though, it is a one off, limited run brew and will only be available in bars, restaurants and off-licenses across Northern Ireland while stocks last.

“It’s our aim to keep producing seasonal beers, creating opportunities for beer enthusiasts to taste unique brews that are produced locally and we’ll have at least a couple more specials later this year.

In addition to their seasonal specials, Mourne Mountains Brewery, based in Warrenpoint, produces five core beers available in bottles and on draft: Mourne Gold pale ale, Red Trail red IPA, Big Rock wheat beer, Mourne Mist pilsner and the award winning East Coast IPA.

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