Cholaca sales in the beer segment expected to increase by 500% over the previous year
In 2016, Cholaca sold over 3,600 gallons of pure liquid cacao to approximately 30 breweries. Of these 30 breweries, 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.
One example, Breckenridge Brewery, recently had tremendous success with their second Nitro Series seasonal, Nitro Chocolate Orange Stout, which was brewed Cholaca and with organic orange zest, and sold in their brewery and in liquor stores during the 2016-2017 holiday season.
“Our first seasonal nitro, Pumpkin Spice Latte Stout, was such a success that we really had to challenge ourselves to follow it up with something just as distinctive,” said Todd Usry, President of Breckenridge Brewery. “We think we achieved that with Chocolate Orange Stout. It was creamy, decadent and memorable -- just what we were striving for.”
“The brewers tell us they love the intense chocolate taste, the unparalleled quality, and the fact that as a liquid cacao, it can be added to any stage of the brewing process,” said Cholaca CEO, Ira Leibtag. “We created a proprietary method to emulsify cacao in water – something that no other company has been able to do until now. Cholaca enables brewers to safely use chocolate without the worries of organisms like salmonella, E.coli and botulism commonly found in cacao nibs. Cholaca enables brewers to enhance their beer with a rich and smooth chocolate taste, by actually adding chocolate into the beer, rather than trying to extract chocolate flavor from cacao nibs or powders.”
Cholaca is working to secure national beer distribution by the end of the first quarter of 2017.
More about Cacao and Cholaca
Our Cholaca coffee menu is also available at these other amazing coffee shops:
Ozo Coffee Company
Firedance Coffee Company
Tom Sawyer Country Coffee
Laughing Goat Coffee House
Teatulia Tea Bar
LoCo Artisan Coffee House
Our 12oz glass bottles and our 32oz jug varieties are available at most of these grocery stores. Find Cholaca at one of these locations on our map below:
Natural Grocers: Vitamin Cottage