What is your first reaction when you think about chocolate and beer? What about chocolate IN your beer? Our friends at Brooklyn-based Bitter & Esters have created three incredibly delicious recipes for you to try your hand at home brewing.

Divine Chocolate has partnered with Bitter & Esters, NYC’s first do-it-yourself brewery, to introduce Divine Chocolate Home Brewing Recipes.  As a perfect way to begin home brewing yourself or for the home brew beer fan, the 5Gal "Brewing Essentials" Beer Brewing Kit is exactly what you need to make any of the recipes below.

You may be used to the two seconds it takes to grab a beer from the refrigerator, but the two running Bitter & Esters, a Brooklyn-based full service home brew supply shop, would encourage you to step outside your comfort zone for a moment. 

Who are these guys anyway? Douglas Amport and John La Polla, motivated by their knowledge and passion for brewing, founded Bitter & Esters in July of 2011. Fueled by their desire to inspire, educate and nurture the growing homebrew community in a friendly space, they conceived of Bitter & Esters as a brew on premises location and classroom space. With access to resources, supplies and expertise, it is a creative hub for sharing brew tips and techniques. Bitter & Esters fosters a deep commitment to the craft of brewing.

Here are three recipes for you to try your hand at using the Bitters & Esters home brewing kits they have available for purchase at their online store. Which one sounds the most delicious to you?


Divine Chocolate Milk Porter

A delicious, chocolatey light porter
You'll need:
Brewing Essentials Divine Cocoa

Divine Chocolate Porter

A roasty but refined porter with a luxurious chocolate finish. Simply Divine!
You'll need:
Brewing Essentials Divine Cocoa

Divine Pecan Pie Porter

All of the ingredients you will find in a chocolate pecan pie!
You'll need:
Brewing Essentials

CLICK HERE to win a Divine Pecan Pie -- 5 Gallon Kit from Bitter & Esters.