Chocolate Lobster (formally known as Choc Lobster) is a brew first brewed in 2012 that evolved from our Super Small Batch program that we began at the pub to make weird one-off batches for our beer dinners.
Chocolate Lobster was originally brewed to pair with a chocolate lobster bisque and white chocolate lobster salad slider. Sam happened to be at that dinner and got a real kick out of the beer, so we decided to brew a big batch for the pub so everyone else could try it.
This scaled-up batch has a robust porter base and was brewed with live lobsters, which were added directly to the boil to cook off for the kitchen. Along with the lobsters, just over 6 pounds of dark cocoa powder were added to the whirlpool, along with a basil tea that was added to compliment both the chocolate and lobster.
The result is a rich dark ale with notes of bittersweet chocolate and roast, with a slight herbal nuance and a subdued taste of the ocean in the finish. Just like the song goes — “it wasn’t a rock, it was a Choc Lobster!”
Chocolate Lobster is now brewed every summer with lobsters shipped from our friends at Five Islands Lobster Co. in Georgetown, Maine.
Due to limited availability of our Brewpub Exclusives, Chocolate Lobster is not available in growlers.
Note: I’m made with real lobster. So if you have a shellfish allergy, don’t drink me! Your friend, Chocolate Lobster