During my Thanksgiving trip to Columbus, OH, I had the opportunity to stop by BrewDog Brewery & Taproom. Upon arrival you are welcomed with a plethora of BrewDog gear, in your face graffiti art, and a warm smile from the hostess stand. I pretty much felt like a kid in a candy store! So why not blog about one of their beers for December's Beer of the Month.
After much reflection (trust me, there were so many delicious beers to choose from) I decided to go with the Cocoa Psycho Nitro Stout. This beer is not for the faint of heart. At 10% ABV, this Nitro Stout embodies a blend of coffee beans, cocoa nibs, and dark malts. Black in color, stout beers typically have an extremely rich malty flavor and aroma with full, sweet malt character. Bitterness can come from roasted malts or hop additions.
After one sip, your tastebuds will experience a chocolate/coffee/vanilla adventure. Think of it as a spiked milkshake...the BEST kind of milkshake 😉 Suggested to enjoy in a stemmed beer glass, this stout pairs well with Aged Cheeses and Chocolate Cake.
If you reside in the Columbus, OH area you MUST visit this brewery! Even if you are not a C-Bus local, this brewery needs to be on your bucket list. Take a tour, enjoy their amazing food, or enjoy a cold one on the patio while watching dogs frolic on their onsite dog park.
BrewDog has plans to expand and open a location in the Short North (I absolutely LOVE the Short North!) and Franklinton. BrewDog is taking craft beer to the next level. So keep your eye out on what they have in store next.
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