Celebrate American Craft Beer Week May 15-21, 2017 with Cholaca!

Did you know Cholaca.com is now available nationally via http://shop.brewcraftusa.com/en/beer/cholaca? Check it out and place your wholesale brewery order today!


For American Craft Beer Week May 15-21, Cholaca will be celebrating the week with #cholacacheers for craft chocolate beers! Upload a picture to the Cholaca Facebook page during American Craft Beer week of you enjoying a chocolate beer with #cholacacheers and EVERY picture uploaded will receive a FREE 32oz Cholaca (while supplies last). This is the same Cholaca used to brew the world’s best craft chocolate beers! And, our pure liquid cacao ingredient is now yours to have a enjoy at home in any recipe you choose to make, enjoy Cholaca in…everything!


Monday May 15th CBEC @ Sports Authority Field in Denver, CO
Time: 8am-5pm
Join us at at the Crafting Brewing Events Conference: https://tickets.twoparts.com/events/craft-brewing-events-conference/tickets
The Craft Brewing Events Conference is the annual gathering of our industry’s event managers & directors, festival coordinators, sales reps, tasting room staff, and beer professionals with the goal of sharing strategies for memorable, effective, and responsible events. From the Tasting Room to the festival grounds, from beer dinners to beer weeks, we set out to challenge the status quo, break norms, and eradicate tired, uninspired events. Cholaca’s Marketing Director, Michelle Boyd, will be speaking on the panel discussion “Cross Promotional Events with your Suppliers” along with Wolf’s Ridge Brewing and Savory Spice Shop. Come and be a part of the discussion and learn about the amazing brand activation Cholaca is doing as an ingredient company to support Craft Brewery partners in their new beer release efforts.


Thursday May 18th Special Tapping of Festival Fanatic @ Left Hand Brewing Tasting Room
Time: 6-8:30pm
Enjoy another Cholaca brewed beer by Left Hand called “Festival Fanatic,” a delicious chocolate stout. Cholaca will be at this event with pure liquid cacao sampling, and giveaways as the featured “special ingredient” in this new chocolate porter. Join us to try this new chocolate beer, while taking a picture of you enjoying it, so you can enter our online #cholacacheers photo contest. Guests will also have the opportunity to win a free pint of the Festival Fanatic if they use the hashtags #cholacacheers and #LongmontsLivingRoom in their postings.

Cholaca, 100% pure cacao, was created to bring healthy, organic and regeneratively-farmed cacao to the world, while creating sustainable Fair Trade partnerships with farmers throughout the rainforests of Peru and Ecuador. Craft producers such as breweries, chocolatiers, and bakeries appreciate the commitment to the environment, as well as Cholaca’s unparalleled quality and intense chocolate taste, and are using Cholaca in their products in rapidly increasing numbers.  Two Colorado companies, Copper Kettle Brewing Company and Nova Chocolate, are partnering with Cholaca to celebrate Earth Day (Saturday, April 22) and beyond, and a portion of the proceeds from their custom Cholaca inspired products, will go to regenerative cacao farmers through Yellow Seed, a conscious trade nonprofit.

Nova Chocolate, a craft chocolate company based in Lafayette, Colo., has been producing chocolate of unsurpassed quality and purity since 2011.  To celebrate Earth Day, Nova is launching a special Earth Day collaboration chocolate, Hops Truffles, made with Cholaca cacao, Amarillo hops, and malt syrup.  The Hops Truffle will be available online, and beginning on April 1 at Zavy Green (Lafayette), Cured (Boulder), Cheese and Provisions (Denver), and The Preservatory (Denver). Up-to-date information as well as online ordering of these special Earth Day release truffles can be found here: http://www.novachocolate.com/products/hops-truffles All proceeds from the truffles for the month of April will go to Yellow Seed.

In fact, chocolatiers across the US are discovering – and falling in love with – Cholaca, whose baking wafers are made from the finest 100% pure single origin cacao in the world.  In 2016, Cholaca baking wafer sales were more than double those of 2015.  Cholaca manages the costly production variables of cacao processing, and allows small craft chocolatiers to buy a portion of their larger bulk orders, so they can achieve economies of scale while purchasing the highest quality cacao possible.  For more info on Cholaca’s chocolatiers products go to cholaca.com/chocolatiers

As part of their commitment to supporting a healthy planet, Copper Kettle Brewing Company is excited to be making their GABF gold medal winning-Mexican Chocolate Stout now with Cholaca. They are also celebrating their 6-year anniversary throughout Earth Day weekend, which will include 50% of all Mexican Chocolate Stout sales on Earth Day (4/22) being donated to Yellow Seed.  They will also be offering their Mexican Chocolate Stout on special on Cinco de Mayo (5/5), again with 50% of the proceeds of the stout being donated to Yellow Seed. Go to copperkettledenver.com

Craft brewers and distillers appreciate the fact that as a liquid cacao, Cholaca can be added to any stage of the brewing or distilling process; it enables brewers to safely use chocolate without the worries of organisms like salmonella, E.coli and botulism commonly found in cacao nibs; and allows them to enhance their beer with a rich and smooth chocolate taste, by actually adding chocolate into the beverage, rather than trying to extract chocolate flavor from cacao nibs or powders. For more info on Cholaca’s brewery products go to cholaca.com/brewmasters

Cholaca began supplying its liquid cacao to craft brewers in Colorado in 2015, and then quickly expanded to supply breweries across the country. Cholaca grew sales by 300% in the beer segment from 2015 to 2016.  In 2016, Cholaca sold over 3,600 gallons of pure liquid cacao to approximately 30 breweries. Of these, approximately a half-dozen of them are nationally distributed, including Breckenridge Brewery, Fort Collins Brewery, Great Divide Brewing Company, Oskar Blues, Tommyknocker Brewery and Troegs Independent Brewing.

Other Colorado breweries that have already used Cholaca include Big Choice Brewing, Coopersmiths Pub & Brewing, Copper Kettle Brewing Company, Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, FATE Brewing Company, Shine Brewing Co, and Zwei Brewing.