Chocolate stouts and porters are aplenty in the craft beer world, but rarely do we see a chocolate brew made in the style of an ale – until now, that is.
Singapore’s own Specific Gravity Beverage Co., in collaboration with local bean-to-bar chocolatier Lemuel Chocolate, have released a new seasonal, the Bow & Arrow Chocolate Ale (named such because it hits the spot). It’s meant to be an easy-drinking beer very unlike the usual heavier profiles experienced in a chocolate stout or porter.
It’s brewed at a small facility in Singapore by Specific Gravity’s co-founder and head brewer Kim Wong, using selected cacao beans from Ecuador that have been roasted and processed locally by the folks from Lemuel.
The result is a medium-bodied 5.2% ABV amber-hued ale boasting temperate tones of chocolate and a tinge of ginger spice. Wong added ginger to give the brew a slight spiciness and kick, which helps round out the flavour profile as well.
The gift pack contains a Bow & Arrow Chocolate Ale 4-pack, two bars of chocolate from Lemuel (including the same Ecuadorian chocolate blend used in the collab beer), as well as Specific Gravity glassware and keychain bottle opener, all packed in a reusable tote bag.