Industry News: Pumpkin Beer Chocolate Bar Result of Salazon Chocolate, Flying Dog Brewery Partnership

August 3, 2016
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Industry News: Pumpkin Beer Chocolate Bar Result of Salazon Chocolate, Flying Dog Brewery Partnership



Salazon Chocolate Co. Introduces Pumpkin Beer Chocolate Bar

Pumpkin Beer Chocolate Bar Is the Delicious Result of a Unique Pairing between Premium Chocolate Maker Salazon Chocolate Co. and Award-winning Flying Dog Brewery


Eldersburg, MD (Aug. 1, 2016) – Organic, salted dark chocolate and pumpkin beer together? Yes, please! Salazon Chocolate Co., a premium chocolate maker known for its line of organic salted dark chocolate bars announced today the launch of a new fall seasonal chocolate bar made with Flying Dog Brewery’s The Gourd Standard Pumpkin IPA.

The new fall release, 72% Organic Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt & Pumpkin Beer ($3.99 SRP), incorporates actual ingredients from Flying Dog’s fall seasonal beer, The Gourd Standard Pumpkin IPA, including German Noble Hops, Flying Dog’s custom pumpkin spice blend, and sea salt infused with The Gourd Standard Pumpkin IPA.

“We've all seen chocolate paired with wine, but it actually pairs just as well with craft beer”, said Pete Truby, Founder of Salazon Chocolate Co. “And we couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with one of the leaders in creative craft brewing, Flying Dog Brewery, which is also based in Maryland.”

“We view craft beer as an art form and jump on the opportunity to work with like-minded artisans,” Flying Dog Chief Marketing Officer Ben Savage said. “Creativity and commitment to the craft is something Salazon shares with us, and it yielded delicious results.”

The 72% Organic Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt & Pumpkin Beer bar will be available starting in September at select Whole Foods Markets, Safeway, Earth Fare, MOM’s Organic Markets, New Seasons Markets, and a number of independent natural foods stores and online at


About Salazon Chocolate Co.
Founded in 2009, Salazon Chocolate Co. is the first salted chocolate brand. Salazon’s chocolate bars are made from 100% organic, single-origin Hispaniola cacao beans that are grown, fermented, and sun dried in the Dominican Republic, and Fair Trade Certified. Each bar is hand sprinkled with natural, solar- evaporated sea salt. For more information about Salazon Chocolate Co., visit


About Flying Dog Brewery
As one of the fastest-growing regional craft breweries in the mid-Atlantic, Flying Dog has been brewing world-class beer that pushes the confines of traditional styles for almost 25 years. Flying Dog attracts everyone from craft beer connoisseurs to those just catching the wave with up to 20 styles available at any given time and its Gonzo ties to writer Hunter S. Thompson and artist Ralph Steadman. Named the Mid- Size Craft Brewery of the Year at the 2009 Great American Beer Festival (the highest honor for its size in the United States), recent accolades for Flying Dog include its Pale Ale ranked as the #1 American Pale Ale in the U.S. by The New York Times. For more information, visit



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