Smooth, rich, luscious, irresistible…
No, we’re not referring to that one person you met that one time at that one party in college. We’re talking about two of our favorite things – beer and chocolate. Both. Together. As one.
The Oregon Chocolate Festival is coming up March 4th-6th at the Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites. Here you’ll find over 40 chocolatiers showing off their delicious cocoa creations for Southern Oregon to sample and indulge. They’ve also lined up a schedule chock-full of events, including three beer-themed pairing workshops during the weekend:
“Always a Classic: Beer + Chocolate Pairing Tasting” – Friday at 5:30pm
“Together Forever: Beer, Wine & Chocolate Tasting” – Saturday at 3:30pm
“Better All The Time: Beer, Chocolate & Cheese Tasting” – Sunday at 11:30am
If you can’t make it (or even if you can, and still can’t get enough beer and chocolate in your life) try these beer + cocoa recipes we’re over-the-moon for, and add some sweetness to your home kitchen:
Coffee Stout & Chocolate Bread Pudding ~ Craftbeer.com
Chocolate Covered Beer Marshmallows ~ How Sweet It Is
Beeramisu ~ I Am A Food Blog
Chocolate Stout S’Mores Icebox Pie ~ The Beeroness
You can grab your tickets for the Oregon Chocolate Festival online or by swinging by the Ashland Hills Hotel. Tickets are available for individual days or weekend-long passes. We suggest buying them sooner rather than later, and giving yourself sweet, chocolate-induced motivation to power through the rest of your week. There’s chocolate and beer at the end, after all.