October Chocolate Lab for Lovers… of Craft Beer

October Chocolate Lab for Lovers... of Craft Beer


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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The Ale House at Amato's
2501 16th Street, Denver, Colorado, 80211

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Hosted by Brekenridge Brewery at the Ale House at Amato’s in beautiful downtown Denver, Jeff Mendel – craft beer veteran; esteemed partner, director and ambassador of Left Hand Brewing Company and Chef Sarah Amorese – owner and chocolatier of Piece, Love & Chocolate.

On location at Ale House at Amato’s in the hip Lower Highlands district of Denver at the port of entry into Denver’s LoHi district, facing the Millennium pedestrian bridge at the corner of 16th and Central Streets.

(must be 21 years old)

Beer truly loves chocolate… Historic cousins and perfect partners, beer and chocolate are great companions. If you have never tried this decadent fellowship, you are missing something very special, indeed! For those lucky few that have already experienced this decadent marriage of food and drink, you will instantly light up and say, “Yes, please!”

Coming to Denver for the first time, Jeff, Chef Sarah and the amazing Breckenridge Brewery take craft beer and chocolate pairing to the next Mile-High level in this unique class by exploring the history, the ingredients and the creative craft processes behind these two celebrated fermented foods.  Why do craft beer and chocolate complement each other so well? Let us guide you in this class through all the delicious reasons why!

Craft beer and artisan chocolate, having so many things in common, are the perfect pairing partnership! In the class, we reveal the delicious similarities between chocolate and beer. They are both fermented foods believed to be created by happy accidents. Each has its own delicate balance of sweet and bitter flavors. Malt beer is naturally very sweet and would not be palatable without the balancing bitterness of hops. In much the same way, chocolate is based on roasted and bitter cocoa balanced by sugar. In both cases, a perfect union is created in the balance between bitter and sweet. This is when beer and chocolate are at their most decadent best.

Whether craft beer is served with a chocolate dessert or the chocolate is brewed right into the beer, the two work incredibly well together. Both share an affinity for a wide variety of foods such as nuts, fruit, and yes, even bacon!

With a focus on the beloved and small batch craft production of both chocolate and beer, this is an elegant and  metaphysical exploration of the physiology of tasting beer and chocolate together. It will excite and enlighten your palate unlike any other food pairing.

Within the magnificent Ale House at Amato’s, surrounded by kegs and barrels and taps – oh my! – we are very proud to offer this wildly entertaining, informative and fun evening.

This interactive class is sure to impart a deeper knowledge and appreciation of how fine chocolate and craft beer are created and how, more importantly, they belong together… all you need is love… and to register quickly. We have only 45 seats available and they are sure to sell out. What a sweet kick-off to the upcoming Great American Beer Festival!

To give you an insight of what this experience has to offer, please visit this wonderful article about our class published on Craftbeer.com.


*Includes a flight of 8 beers – some very special limited edition brews from our host Breckenridge Brewery, and some special selections from other local Colorado craft breweries – and a pairing of over 12 different signature PL&C chocolates & micro-desserts.

(*Due to the extensive planning involved in this event, we cannot accept any late sign-ups. Registration for this event will end Sunday, September 29th. A  minimum of 35 participants is required to conduct this class. Cancellations must be made by midnight Saturday, September 28th for a full refund. In the unlikely event that this class is cancelled due to not meeting the minimum registration and you have already signed up, you will receive notification by noon on Tuesday, October 1st and a complete refund. All participants must be 21 years of age and will be required to show proof of age at entry to the class – please come prepared. Thank-you in advance for your understanding.)

All sign-ups will be handled on-line through our website. Please give us a call (303) 449-4804 if you have any questions about registration and let us help you.


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