I love Floris Belguim chocolate beer, you can only get it at restaurants that serves specialty beer. Has anyone tried it? It's delicious. The LCBO sells Floris Ninkeberry and Passion Fruit Flavour but not the Chocolate flavour. Does anyone know other chocolate beers and where to get them in Toronto?
No offense, but Floris Chocolat is considered by many a beer geek to be one of the worst if not the worst beer on the planet (check out the ratings at beeradvocate.com and ratebeer.com). I've only had some of the other Floris beers so I can't comment on Chocolat.
But if you like it, more power to you.
And you're in luck: labrasserie.ca, 162 Cumberland Street in the lane behind the Four Seasons in Yorkville is hosting a sampling of Chocolat, Floris Ninkenberry and Floris Passion on Thursday May 29 from 5-7.
If you'd like to drink it in the comfort of your own home, you can order it - unfortunately only by the case - through Rubaiyat Wine and Spirit Merchants, the exclusive importer for Floris. Contact Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As for other beers made with chocolate, Young's Chocolate Stout and Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout come to mind. I have had them both and recommend them highly. The LCBO carried the Young's stout a few years back, and I guess there's a chance that they'll bring it back, although I wouldn't hold my breath as the LCBO is a notoriously poor beer merchant.
It's been awhile since I went there, but I seem to recall that C'est What on Front St. at Church had quite a few beers brewed on site, including a Chocolate Lager and a Coffee Porter.