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
denSMSgt (1) - Alabama, USA - JUN 4, 2005 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iím not a huge wheat fan, but something about Choc really excites me! I will go out of my way to get a six-pack because of itís great flavour. A cold Choc goes down great on a hot day!
jmbranum (3) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 30, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorite wheat beers. A bit more spicy than your typical heffeweizen. Very hazy in the glass. Very good served with lemon.
darthal68 (15) - - JUN 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a beer brewed close to home. I like the taste of this beer, To me it has a old world taste which I enjoy
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet malty smell that is mildly citrus influenced. Cloudy yellow with a decent white head. Breadywith a big malt profile and some citrus spiciness in the finish. The citrus sweetness becomes more pronounced in the aftertase. Iíd have to say this is pretty good. Thanks go to Flacoalto for this one...or was it Beerhandy...damn same day beer deliveries!
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 24, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Many thanks to beerhandy for this one. Pours a very hazy opaque amber with a thin white ring of bubbles dotting the glass. Smells of fresh citrus, cloves, and some bananas amidst some breaddy yeast. Tastes of sweet citrus, nuts, roasted malt, and fresh bananas. Interesting blend of tastes and aromas. Mouthfeel is tingly and full bodied. Finish is of sweet citrus. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Thisíd make an excellent summer session ale. I wish it was available locally.
damoller (2) - ITALY - JAN 20, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An uncomon beer that fits no beer style except Choc beer. Having had many example before Petes I can attest to the accuracy of the beer in this catagory
Tavas (9) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 11, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer from a great restaurant. Stop by and try them both out if you are ever in the McAlister/Krebs area. Peteís also brews a Minerís Light beer.
jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - OCT 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, it's almost as if I got a completely different beer than the rest of the raters. Had it on tap, served very cold, in a pils glass. Light yellow color with an almost lemon scent, small white head. Very carbonated, had a really refreshing taste, although better when it was cold, not that it was bad as it warmed.
aracauna (3115) - Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is darker than the usual American Wheat, but obviously not a dunkelweizen from the aroma and flavor. The body is a super cloudy clay mud brown (it was cloudy before I swirled up the yeast and dumped it in and downright soupy looking afterward). The khaki-tinged white head is generous and fluffy. The aroma is heavy on wheat with a interesting addition of toasted nuts (walnuts?) Over that thereís a lemony fruitiness and it smells like Iíd expect from a tart beer, but thereís no follow-up of tartness or the slightest bit of sourness in the flavor. The flavor is aggressively wheaty with a bit of toasty malt. Very reminiscent of a lightly toasted slice of whole grain bread. The mouthfeel is slightly chalky or dusty but itís got enough body to keep from being boring. Quite frankly, Iím surprised this one is rated so low, but looking at the other ratings, which are all over the place on such basic details as what color and how cloudy it was, Iím guessing there may not be a lot of consistency from batch to batch. I mean one review calls it a kristweizen because of the clarity and I canít even get light through my glass itís so cloudy.
DocLock (7920) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to beerhandy. Pours turbid dark straw with big white head. Citrusy, firm aroma. Tastes citrusy, wheaty, smooth, very bockish. This one is a wheat on steroids. Very complex and well balanced, with finishing apricots, citrus, and a yeasty estery finish. Super smooth finish. Well done!
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