Beer Name: El Pulpo
Style: Chocolate Orange Imperial Stout
Color: Inky black, topped with a cappuccino-colored cap of foam
Cheese Pairing: Bonne Bouche or aged Valençay.
Food Pairing: Steak fajitas.
Music Pairing (Jimbo's Choice): "Snakes for the Divine" by High on Fire
Music Pairing (Jared's Choice): "Last Caress" by Misfits Meet the Nutley Brass or "Cemetery Gates" by Steve 'n' Seagulls.
Best Occasion to Drink: There's nothing better than a cold beer on a hot Christmas morning.
Brewer's Notes: Oh goodness, is it Pulpo time? It sure is, and thank goodness you've got some Pulpo! This here silky-smooth stout showcases some single-origin cocoa nibs for a big ol' whack of chocolate, followed by a whisper of orange courtesy (brought to you by orange zest). The end result conjures up memories of a vaguely-holiday-themed candy that's nostalgic for many of us, only this interpretation is always as good as you remember it being.