At the end of a long day that has slowly delved into night... a dilemma can arise in the minds and mouths of many, 'Chocolate or Wine?'.
When concocting the plans for Purple Grain, we sought to answer this question with a resounding 'Both'.
Brewed big, bold, and boozy with a triple mash (elongated boil time) of black patent malt and chocolate malt along with a few other rich and roast-y grains, we then blended it in the fermenter with a healthy addition of Zinfandel Grape juice to add that sweet but tannic backbone you love from a good strong Red.
The final result is like dark chocolate and red wine, fused together in liquid harmony.
This is the kind of something you would pour with an over-the-top confection like flourless chocolate bundt cake.
Even on its own, it's the ultimate 'mic-drop' at the end of any meal.
This is the kind of nightcap we all look for at the end of a long day.