27 February, 2020, 01:29

Chocolate & Beer Pairings on Valentine’s Day 2020

An alternative to the typical Valentine's Day date

If the typical, fancy dinner date on Valentine’s Day isn’t your cup of tea then consider one of these sweet outings.

A few of the breweries and tasting rooms around Tucson are perfectly pairing their brews with the sweet flavors of chocolate.

Go ahead. Show your date just how sweet you really are.

Catalina Brewing Company

6918 N. Camino Martin, Suite 120, Marana, AZ
Beer flight at Catalina Brewing Company (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Beer flight at Catalina Brewing Company (Credit: Jackie Tran)

From 5 – 10 p.m., the northwest side brewery is hosting an ultimate date night on Valentine’s Day with chocolate and beer pairings, speed quizzing, and food by The Jersey Grill food truck.

For more information, visit Catalina Brewing’s Facebook event page.

Craft, A Modern Drinkery

4603 E. Speedway Blvd.
Beer at Craft, a Modern Drinkery (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Beer at Craft, a Modern Drinkery (Credit: Jackie Tran)

If you decide to take your date to Craft, A Modern Drinkery from 6 – 8 p.m. you’ll come across their “Random Russel Stover Chocolate Pairing” event.

The featured beers include:

  • Clown Shoes Bluegrass Billionaire
  • Clown Shoes Tarheel Unidragon
  • Clown Shoes Advent Party Crasher

Each beer will be paired with a random piece of chocolate from Russell Stover.  In addition, You Sly Dog will be parked outside.

For more information, visit Craft’s Facebook event page

Dillinger Brewing Company

3895 N. Oracle Rd.
Dillinger Brewing Company Beer Dinner at Brother John's June 14 (MENU)

(Credit: Dillinger Brewing Company on Facebook)

You can treat your date with dessert at Dillinger Brewing this Valentine’s Day. From 5 – 10 p.m., the crew will have two beers paired up with two chocolate bars from Monsoon Chocolate.

Featured Beer:

  • Lady In Red – Chocolate Cherry Stout with flavors of red fruit, fudge, and grapefruit
  • OSIRIS-REx Recon IPA – Hazy IPA with Ucayali and flavors of stone fruit, cream, and black pepper

Tickets are $24 for both pairings.

For more information, visit Dillinger Brewing’s Facebook event page

Pueblo Vida Brewing Company

115 E. Broadway Blvd.
Nacho Stadt Bier Pilsner infusion at Pueblo Vida Brewing Co. (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Nacho Stadt Bier Pilsner infusion at Pueblo Vida Brewing Co. (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Wander down to the taproom on Valentine’s Day for a very special Beer and Bonbon Pairing.

From 1 – 6 p.m., they’ll be serving four Bonbons from Monsoon Chocolate to go alongside four recommended beer pairings. You can also grab a box of Bonbons to take home with a mixed four-pack of the recommended beers for a discounted price.

In total, there will only have 20 bonbon boxes available.

For more information, visit Pueblo Vida Brewing’s Facebook event page

Matt Sterner is a journalist, novelist, loves films, and would like to think he's a filmmaker. When he's eating, he likes to talk with his mouth full and write about it.

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