Choc beer was named after its place of origin, the Choctaw Nation. The Choctaw people brewed a homemade beer and taught the Italian immigrants, who came to work in the coal mines, how to make the home brew. Pete Pritchard was one of those immigrants. He came to the US with his family in 1903 and began to work in the coal mines at age eleven. At twenty-one years of age, he was nearly killed in a mine accident. After the accident, Pete Pritchard began making and selling choc beer, along with sausages and cheese in his home in Krebs. A prosperious business developed and in 1925, Peter formally opened a restaurant in his home. Pete's Place Restaurant served choc beer until 1932 when Pete was arrested for the brew.
In 1964, Bill Prichard, the sone of the original owner, developed a "gentleman's agreement" with the powers that be about the illegal choc beer...until a statewide newspaper ran a front page, headline story about the agreement. That was the end of choc beer at Pete's until Joe Prichard, Bill's son who now wears the chef's hat and has the choc beer recipe, reintroduced choc beer as a legal brew in 1995.
Choc brand beer is brewed in small batches in our brewery using the finest ingredients. Starting with beer-perfect Krebs water, we blend American Malted Barley, wheat, and roasted malts with American-grown Liberty and Cascade hops to create more than just a beer... a legendary Choc beer is unfiltered, so all the flavor we create stays where it belongs. And since it's unfiltered, you may notice a cloudy haze in the beer. This is normal. Tradition dictates Choc beer be "bottle-conditions," which means it's fermented a second time in the bottle, as well as aged in the bottle, resulting in a thin layer of yeast at the bottom. You can choose to carefully decant the beer off the yeast, or simply drink it, as we do, and let the yeast travel into your glass. Either way, we hope you enjoy our beer, a handcrafted Krebs original. Style: American wheat Color: Golden opaque Ingredients: 2-row malted barley and malted wheat, Liberty and Cascade hops Bitterness Units: 15 IBU's Alcohol: Alcohol by volume 5.0%, Alcohol by weight 3.9, also available in 3.2% Alcohol by weight version
nearbeer (4027) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Hazy golden with a few bubbles. Aroma of lemon, resin and maybe some dry crackers. Mild taste of lemony yeast, white bread and some grassy resin. Light body has average-high carbonation and is a bit too much to the tart lemon side for my tastes.
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured hazy yellow with hint of tan/brown; aroma grassy and mild; taste was very light and crisp; refreshing mouthfeel; I would not have guessed this was classified as a wheat beer.
jsquire (3679) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale yellow color out of the bottle with barely any head. Odd winey nose. This is a thin beer with some grain, corn, acidity and a bad citrus finish. This is not a very interesting beer.
Spab (2708) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Twin Peaks Las Vegas (as Dirty Blonde). Pours a murky dull yellow with average white head. Aroma is mild with notes of citrus, wheat and light coriander. Flavour has orange zest, wheat and gentle coriander. Body slightly light of medium. Inoffensive, but not exactly bursting with character.
deyholla (7635) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Cattlemen’s. Pours a cloudy dark earthy yellow with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has note of banana and clove with an underlying sweet wheat. Flavor begins with clove and sweet wheat that mellow through the finish.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark cloudy yellow. Lots of carbonation.
Smells faintly of grain, bread, lemon. Very subtle aroma.
Taste is watered down wheat with hints of fruity lemon. I love unfiltered beers. This one goes down very smooth. A little bland but it makes a great lawnmowing beer.
Serving type: bottle
boozedude (2169) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark cloudy copper pour..this was an alias beer at .. having on tap at twin peaks ..listed as dirty blond... its excellent.. like a split between boulavard wheat and blue moon..but better
Fatehunter (1537) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Into a pint glass. Has a thin (almost no head) with a hazy light straw colored body.
Smell of honey and the tiniest bit of lemon.
Strong, dry lemon taste. A bit chalky. Out of balance.
Moderate carbonation with a fizzy and crisp texture.
Meh, not a fan.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 10/11/2012 at GABF. This wheat beer pours a slightly hazy yellow gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, wheaty and cereal. A medium ro light bodied wheat beer. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are slightly citrusy and earthy. Decent carbonation. Crisp and clean. Light and refreshing. Decent session ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - OCT 1, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12-oz bottle poured into a Hoegaarden glass.
Cloudy golden-light-brown color - darker than your average witbier, with a very nice white head.
Smells of citrus. An immediate bite comes with the first sip from the carbonation and acidity. Sweet and very citrusy flavour.
Medium body, refreshing and quenching but nothing special.
Pretty close to style.
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