Liqueurs are the perfect way to enjoy a good chocolate and other beverages at home, but the same can’t be said for homemade chocolate.
That’s where a new brand comes in: Godiva Chocolate Liqueur.
The brand is an amalgamation of three things: chocolate, a Liqueuer, and a chocolate bar.
While you can make your own homemade liqueurs at home (and that can be pretty fun!), you can’t make a chocolate lager.
That is, unless you’re the one making the beer.
“We wanted to create a product that’s a little bit like beer, but not so much,” Godiva’s president and CEO, Daniel Dettwiler, told Business Insider in a phone interview.
The beer is also a part of the equation, as are the liqueors.
“It’s kind of a combination of liqueuring, liqueuerization and a beer, and it’s really an all-in-one product,” DettWiler said.
The idea for the beer came to DettTiler after seeing how beer has become a big part of vegan communities, and how that has resulted in people being interested in exploring different flavors.
“I just thought, ‘Let’s create something like that,'” he said.
The company was able to create the lager after spending time with several different liqueurers, DettSider said.
“We found that there are different ways to make beer that we could take advantage of,” he said, and that led to the idea for a lager that’s all-natural and gluten-free.
In fact, the company uses only three ingredients in its beer: a mixture of cocoa powder, corn starch, and water.
The grain and hops are all natural and do not contribute to the flavor of the beer, Dettsider said, but they are the main ingredients.
“Our lager is not very complex.
It’s really light and fluffy and has no hop bitterness,” he explained.
It’s been a while since I’ve had a chocolate-infused beer, I think, and I’m really excited about it, Dittsider said of his beer.
“I’m really happy to be a part in that because it makes the beer even better.”
Dettsider is one of the founders of a new vegan brewery, Sip &Co, in San Francisco that is making beer that is vegan, all-vegan, and made with non-animal ingredients.
In 2016, he founded the Chocolate Vegan Lager, which has since expanded into several other markets.
“The fact that we are able to make something that is 100% vegan, that is gluten- and dairy-free, and does not contain the use of any animal products, is really amazing,” Dittswiler said of the brewery.
He said the beers were made using all-organic ingredients and were sourced locally.
“It’s something that has been in the works for a long time, and we’re excited to be part of that,” Dettsizer said.
He plans to open the brewery in the summer of 2019, and hopes to have the first batch of beers on tap in January.