Craft Beer and Gourmet Chocolate at McK’s in Daytona Beach

I’m not going to say nobody has ever done this before, but this was my first time for sure. My friend Kristen and I went to our local Irish pub to get some tasty brews to pair with some equally tasty, locally made chocolates. I’m fairly adept at pairing wine with foods based on flavor profiles, so I decided it would be fun to do it with chocolate and beer. In a nutshell, it was AMAZING!
Some very unexpected favors came through, but all of them were good.

Here’s what we tried…

Abita Purple Haze Lager & Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cream Truffle
Abita Purple Haze Lager & Dark Chocolate Enrobed Candied Orange Peel

Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan Ale & Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel
Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan Ale & Dark Chocolate Candied Ginger

Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout & Dark Chocolate Champagne Truffle
Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout & Dark Chocolate Ganache Truffle

We moved from light and fruity to more dark and heavy combinations. And, over all, the most interesting mentionable point about our epicurious adventure was that the Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout & Dark Chocolate Champagne Truffle combo left a root beer taste on our tongues.

This was a spectacular Wednesday night. And perhaps someday we will move past dark chocolate, but it’s not likely.

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