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There is nothing that excites me more then reading scientific studies.  The crescendo that keeps me on the edge of my seat most always includes Flavanol’s and Polyphenol’s. Im serious! Every time I read about chocolate/cocoa in the news its good. Ok, maybe i am being facetious, its not an exciting read. Could you imagine Jack Ryan of Tom Clancy Fame staring in “A Clear and Present Polyphenol” Or “The Hunt for Red Flavanol” , exactly.  Scientific studies are no where as exciting as eating chocolate, or reading a good thriller. The thing is, it almost seems like  collectively  we’re looking for a reason NOT to eat chocolate. There seems to be a torch and pitchfork mob of scientist searching for...

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Could this be the best chocolate beer you ever tasted ?

We had the unbelievable pleasure to collaborate on this Chocolate Stout craft beer with Iron Hill Brewery. If you didn’t know, Iron Hill is one of the most award winning craft breweries in the country. Their list of awards and is so long I had to add a link to it here . We set out to make the worlds best Chocolate Stout beer. Lead Brewer Jeff took us under his wing and showed us the ropes of brewing. We started out with the milling process. Jeff selected the perfect combination of grains to send to the mashing tank. There all of the sugars are separated trough the process of lautering using hot water. This creates the Wort. Wort is the sugar and water that...

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