High on Hops: Best Chocolate Beers

first_img The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches Editors’ Recommendations NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now If you need to be reminded of the over-emphasis on food in our obsessive modern culture, look no further than Wikipedia’s list of food-related holidays. July is full of obscure culinary celebrations like “Gummi Worm Day” and “National Corn Fritter Day.” There are so many honored foods that poor Caesar salad and spare ribs have to share the fourth of July. Is nothing sacred?For the dessert-inclined, July has five food holidays that directly reference chocolate. Ah, chocolate. It can run like a river on a hot fudge sundae (“National Hot Fudge Sundae Day” is July 25th) or be molded into a firm candy bar bed for your favorite nuts (“National Chocolate with Almonds Day” is July 8th). Preparation can be crispy like a cracker (“National Chocolate Wafer Day” is July 3rd) or creamy as a glass of chocolate milk (celebrated on July 28th).Related Post: New Belgium’s Salted Belgian Chocolate StoutThankfully, craft beer fans don’t have to wait for an anonymously anointed day to say cheers to chocolate. There are dozens of brews crafted with or inspired by this decadent treat.To get you started, here are five picks for can’t miss chocolate bomb beers.Imperial Choklat StoutSouthern Tier Brewing Co.Seasonal Release: November10% ABVChoklat is a part of Southern Tier’s renowned Blackwater Series, a label the brewery uses to highlight some of its more decadent offerings. Rich with creamy chocolate goodness, this imperial stout spotlights all that’s right with dessert beers.Sexual ChocolateFoothills Brewing Co.Seasonal Release: February9.75% ABVFans wait in long lines to purchase Sexual Chocolate at its annual release day in Winston-Salem. The aroma of roasted cocoa leads into a luscious, dry chocolate sensory overload. The alcohol is well-masked and dangerous, so savor slowly.Chocolate RainThe BrueryBruery Reserve Society Exclusive18% ABVPerhaps the hardest beer to obtain on the list, bottles of Chocolate Rain are only available to Bruery Reserve Society members. Vanilla, caramel and yes, lots of chocolate are at the fore with a tinge of sweet liqueur at the finish. It’s chocolate milk for grown folks with very expensive tastes.Shake Chocolate PorterBoulder Beer Co.Year-Round5.9%Shake won the gold medal at the 2014 World Beer Cup in the chocolate beer category due to it tasting eerily similar to a fudge milkshake. The chocolate wheat backbone sets the stage for a full mouthfeel and near-infinite drinkability.Hunahpu’s Imperial StoutCigar City BrewingSeasonal Release: March11% ABVAccording to the Mayans, Hunahpu gave cocoa to the world. Cigar City took that gift and raised him Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Ancho Chilis, Pasilla Chilis and Cinnamon to make one of the country’s most coveted brews. The combination of sweet and spice make it one of the most complex and rewarding beers to search out.No matter what the food holiday calendar says, every day is a good day for chocolate. With these beers as a guide, you’ll be able to celebrate all year long. The Rise of Taiwanese Food Chain Din Tai Fung The Best Drinks to Pair With Your Favorite Food Shows last_img read more

King Mohammed VI Africa Will Be Key Factor to Migration Compact

Rabat – King Mohammed VI addressed a message to the leaders and representatives of the countries taking place in the intergovernmental conference on migration in Marrakech on Monday.Read by Morocco’s Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani, the King’s message emphasized Morocco’s commitment toward migration and the need for shared responsibility as a principle to tackle migration challenges.He dedicated the first lines of his message to thanking and welcoming  leaders to Marrakech and Africa. “What more symbolic venue could there be for this landmark event that has brought us together today than Africa – the cradle of the first human movement – than Morocco, an origin, transit, and destination country, and, finally, than Marrakech – its timeless melting pot?” he said.Read Also: Guterres Welcomes Marrakech’s ‘Fantastic Miracle’ Conference CenterKing Mohammed VI also expressed pride in Morocco being chosen to host the event: “I say ‘pride’ because the international community has chosen to convene this global even in the kingdom of Morocco and humility, given the magnitude the issue, of what has already been achieved and of what is still to be done.”The monarch also said that Morocco’s efforts throughout the years to tackle migration are “neither recent nor incidental.”The King emphasized Morocco’s “longstanding, voluntary commitment expressed through a policy which is humane in its philosophy, global in its substance, pragmatic in its methodology and responsible in its approach.”The King then recalled his African Agenda on Migration, which was unanimously adopted by the African Union Conference in January 2018.When introduced to the AU through a message read by El Othmani at the 30th AU Summit, the King described the agenda as a “flexible, scalable, and legally non-binding document.”In his message to the AU, the King said that migration should be seen as a “natural phenomenon” and should be celebrated.“We should adopt a positive stance on the issue of migration by highlighting the humanistic rationale of shared responsibility and solidarity.”Today in Marrakech, the sovereign reiterated his message, emphasizing that Africa should not be the subject of the Global Compact, but the African continent “will be an actor—a key one.”He said that the African agenda has been playing a “pioneering role, anticipating the importance of being aware of migratory dynamics, something which has been acknowledged by the global compact.”The King concluded his message by calling for solidarity-based sovereignty, multilateralism, and a shared responsibility to face migration challenges. read more