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
Fatehunter (1340) - 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.
GG (2323) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 11, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz beer courtesy via trade with pfoxyjohn (thanks John!)
Cracked this one open while carving up pumpkins and I honestly had no idea what kind of beer it was. Nothing on the label as a style description that I could find. So while not a true "blind" tasting, it was at the heart of it I suppose. The beer is a light yellow, semi-clear with small bubbles clinging to my glass. Small thin white head, dissipates into basically nothing...no retention at all. Light lemony/citrus aroma, stale crackers with a dusty-ness to it. Flavor had some bready sweetness to it, some hull atringency that caused a tea-like pucker kinda of flavor. Light bodied, medium carbonation. Nothing really redeeming here.
Hopswagger (198) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
P: Clear with a subtle haze over a pale straw color with minimal head.
S: Slight sulfur aroma, stale dried wheat, salt, subtle lemon esters and a metallic aroma.
T/M: Taste has a dull wheat presence with dried straw, metal, drying acidity, with a dry almost chalky yeast that doesn’t seem to fit the style. Slight soap but not in a pungent delightful hoppy way. Light and spunky body that gets chalky towards the end.
O: This is just off for me. Comes across as a witbier abortion. Not something I will ever buy again. Funny thing is I bought this after I drank one a few nights ago. I had been drinking Westbrook White Thai then popped this open. It tastes much better after I had already drank a few Thai’s. Oh well, lesson learned.
kevinator (1040) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
The story behind it is unique but the beer is not. Faint grainy aroma. It looks like a light beer. Light golden and fizzy. The palate was warery and fizzy. Some wheat flavors but not much else here. Hops were minimal and this a beer definitely better cold. Pretty bland stuff.
jackl (4803) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle share w/ Travlr. Gold pour with a small head. Burnt wheat and yellow apples. Toast. Taste is pretty light, neutral. Honeyed apple. Soft pillowy wheat. Spring water. Light body, strong carb. Forgettable.
mmather (145) - Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Typical American wheat. Nice pale color, good head. Crisp, clean and refreshing.
TXBadger (1488) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear golden color with white head. Cereal notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Mainly just malty on this, an average blonde.
Christpuncher (1342) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent blonde beer from twin peaks not too wheaty pours yellow in. Lot an had at a bar in Oklahoma City
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BOSSbrewer (1940) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle I picked up in Talequah, OK. Color is a slightly hazy yellow. Fairly carbonated with two fingers of white foam. Aroma is hay and wheat. Slightly sweet. Medium bodied. Nice drinking beer.
rumproasts (3204) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. hazy golden with small head. wheat beer with a bit of citrus and spice. fairly average.
llcooldave (1113) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Somewhat citrus spice aroma. Served very very cold. Sweet malt flavor with a hint of spice. Some coriander is detctable but not overpowering. Overall, not too bad. a bit sweet for my taste.
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