Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Brooklyn Brewery Chocolate Stout

































So at the beer store , which has about 800 different beers, there's a special issue from Brooklyn Brewery. I love Brooklyn Brewery. If you are a local booster, and I am, this is not only a NY beer, but they seem to do most of their brewing not down in the big bad city, but UP HERE in the wilds.
Brooklyn Chocolate Stout, WITH CHILI and a fat cat???????????? What's better than an A+? If you like Guinness, and I do, but you have found some stouts are like eating a bag of Kingsford charcoal briquets, this baby is for you. Sweet and smooth, and double the usual alcohol volume! ONE BOTTLE IS WORTH TWO!!!!!!

My chili? Vegan. Bubbling away in the crockpot all day (yes, Cheri and Rat, I crock pot too), never the same way twice. Today with red peppers, carrots, fake meat, real tomatoes and onions and garlic and black beans and a boatload of hot stuff. Wicked tasty. Bowl by me too.

James, 'Sit Down'.When me and the missus were getting together this thing rocked my day. I love James, quirky and upbeat and sounding GOOD.

13 comments:

Emily SIL said...

Little Emily kitten looks like the portrait of Whistler's Mother sitting on your lap. Three different shots and in each one, she's in practically the same exact pose.

kcinnova said...

Chocolate Stout, YUMMO!!!!

kcinnova said...

PS: That would have gone really nicely with the organic bean & cheese burritos we had for supper tonight. *sigh* I had watered down Crystal light lemonade instead.

Jay said...

I'm not sure about "fake meat" chili, but at least you put beans in there. I always worry about people who don't put beans in their chili.

And chocolate stout rocks!

Linda Starr said...

An Emily zen moment.

Patricia Griffin said...

Choco stout not my cup of tea. But the chili sounds deliciouso.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

it doesn't have chocolate in it, that's just their name for it because it is sweet and smooth

Jerry said...

Quite possibly a perfect post. Though it is now only 9:40am, I am craving both chili and choc stout! Darn you, Gary Rith!!! Darn you to heck!

jimgottuso said...

love chocolate stout or any kind of stout or pale ales too or porters too or stop me, stop me!

Peter said...

Living in a country (Belgium) that has quite a reputation when it comes to beer,
I wish I could taste your local beers Gary.

Did you know that Belgian specialty beers are a major selling hit in most parts of the USA?

And since Belgian brewing giant Inbev bought AB in the US, we're even closer when it comes to beer ;-)

Janet said...

Love stout and it goes SO good with chili of any kind! That bowl is really pretty, too :-)

Nancy L.K. Boyce said...

Hey Gary- I put dark unsweetened chocolate in my chili! It gives it a dark mole kinda thing! YUMMMM!!!!

Ron said...

fake meat but REAL tomatoes. Good job. I could go for some stout today.