Valentine’s Chocolate by the Pint

Basic City Beer Company’s Gringo-Mexican Molé Stout

There’s chocolate by the bar, box, and pound—and then there’s chocolate by the pint. Liquid pint, that is.  Feast your tastebuds on these chocolate-infused beers, all locally crafted in the Shenandoah Valley and ready to make your Valentine’s Day even sweeter. Get them while they’re on tap at these three Waynesboro-area breweries.

Cranberry Chocolate Porter













Seven Arrows Brewing teamed up with Rock Bottom Brewing to concoct a union of tart cranberries and rich chocolate. The result is a dark porter with a one-of-a-kind flavor. Make the tasting even more memorable by bringing your sweetie to the Valentine’s Day Food and Beer Pairing at Seven Arrows on February 14.

Gringo-Mexican Molé Stout
Basic City Beer Co.’s Gringo Stout, with hints of cinnamon and habanero, pairs perfectly with Hops Kitchen’s Grilled Steak Quesadilla.

For a South-of-the-border twist, try Basic City Brewing Company‘s Gringo-Mexican Molé Stout, infused with chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon & habanero! Sip it between bites of a Grilled Steak Quesadilla from Hops Kitchen, which uses BCBC beer when marinating and flavoring all its succulent meats.

Cavallo Imperial Stout
Sip your Cavallo Imperial Stout in an igloo–a totally unique way to spend Valentine’s Day at Stable Craft Brewing!

Aged for a year, this Imperial American Stout was created specifically for the Catoctin Creek Rye barrels it dwells in. Stable Craft Brewing describes it as having notes of “roast and chocolate with rye whiskey and vanilla on the nose.” Is there anything cooler than aged beer? Drinking it in an igloo! Reserve a heated outdoor igloo for Valentines Day. It seats 6-8 people and is $100 to reserve, although $75 of the deposit is credited to your food and beverages.

And That’s Not All . . .

While you’re drinking your Valentine’s chocolate, pick up a Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail passport from your server. Have it stamped at six different Shenandoah breweries and receive a sweet t-shirt!

Author: Liza Peltola

Liza Peltola grew up in Waynesboro, VA, and after living overseas and on the west coast, returned to the Shenandoah Valley, where rolling farmland and Blue Ridge Mountains foster a thriving arts and agriculture scene.