Monday, August 22, 2016, Frederick, MD: Those Pumpkin Spice Cheerios better watch their back. Flying Dog has teamed up with Salazon Chocolate Co. on a new seasonal chocolate bar made with The Gourd Standard Pumpkin IPA.
“We view craft beer as an art form and jump on the opportunity to work with likeminded artisans,” Ben Savage, Flying Dog’s chief marketing officer, said. “Creativity and commitment to the craft is something Salazon shares with us, and it yielded delicious results.”
Known for its line of organic salted dark chocolate bars, Salazon incorporated actual ingredients from the beer into the chocolate, including German Nobel hops, our custom pumpkin spice blend and sea salt infused with the beer itself.
“We’ve all seen chocolate paired with wine, but it actually pairs just as well with craft beer,” Pete Truby, founder of Salazon Chocolate Co. said. “And we couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with one of the leaders in creative craft brewing, Flying Dog, which is also based in Maryland.”
The 72% organic dark chocolate Pumpkin Beer bar will be available starting September 1 on Salazon’s website, in the Flying Dog tasting room and in select Whole Foods Markets, Safeway, Earth Fare, MOM’s Organic Markets, New Seasons Markets and a number of independent natural food stores.
About Flying Dog Brewery: As one of the fastest-growing regional craft breweries in the mid-Atlantic, Flying Dog has been brewing world-class beer that pushes the confines of traditional styles for 25 years. Flying Dog attracts everyone from craft beer connoisseurs to those just catching the wave with up to 20 styles available at any given time and its Gonzo ties to writer Hunter S. Thompson and artist Ralph Steadman. Named the Mid-Size Craft Brewery of the Year at the 2009 Great American Beer Festival (the highest honor for its size in the United States), recent accolades for Flying Dog include its Pale Ale ranked as the #1 American Pale Ale in the U.S. by The New York Times. For more information, please visit www.flyingdogbrewery.com.
About Salazon Chocolate Co: Founded in 2009, Salazon Chocolate Co. is the first salted chocolate brand. Salazon’s chocolate bars are made from 100% organic, single-origin Hispaniola cacao beans that are grown, fermented and sundried in the Dominican Republic, and Fair Trade Certified. Each bar is handl-sprinkled with natural, solar-evaporated sea salt. For more information, please visit www.salazonchoc.com.