Harviestoun Brewery celebrate their 30th anniversary this year. I'm a bit of a fan of their beers; their Ola Dubh beer was my first ever Monster Beer post, and my first all grain homebrew was an attempted clone of their Bitter & Twisted.
With Easter just around the corner, they've decided to do something a bit different. After a recent beer and chocolate pairing session, in which the favourite match was Harviestoun’s Ola Dubh 18 and a 75% Madagascar, Harvieston commissioned local artisan chocolatiers[The Chocolate Tree] (https://www.the-chocolate-tree.co.uk/) to create some limited edition beer chocolates using that same combination.
Only 40 boxes were made, each one containing 6 foil-wrapped eggs weighing about 50 grams. Each egg is actually two chocolates, consisting of a Criollo and Trinitario cacao shell around a soft centre made from the Madagascar mixed with Ola Dubh 18 beer. The signature fruitiness of Madagascar chocolate comes through beautifully, and the subtle taste of beer adds another layer of flavour.
The eggs won’t be available to buy but you have lots of opportunities to win!
(the competition is now closed)
Pete Drinks received a sample of these tasty eggs from Harvieston Brewery!
This post was originally published 10th March, 2013. It was last updated 1st June, 2023.