Brewery, restaurant partner for pairings

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Two Indianapolis businesses are partnering throughout the month to offer a pairing of beer and homemade chocolates.

Bier Brewery, 5133 E. 65th St., and Movable Feast, 5143 E. 65th St., will sell the pairings for $12.50 at each location.

Movable Feast co-owner Kathleen Tracy orders the cocoa from Belgium and makes the chocolates herself.

“There are four different types of chocolates, and people will get two of each,” Tracy said.

The chocolates are a salted dark Belgian, an orange dark chocolate, a coffee vanilla dark chocolate and a Belgian dark chocolate peanut. The Bier Brewery pairings for each will be a black Kolsch with the dark chocolate peanut, a margarita seltzer with the salted dark chocolate, a hefeweizen with the orange dark chocolate and an oat stout with the coffee vanilla dark chocolate.

The chocolates must be purchased at Bier Brewery to receive the flight of beer pairings, but if purchased at Movable Feast, patrons will have the opportunity to pair the chocolate with wine. A red zinfandel will be paired with the salted dark chocolate, a pinot noir will be paired with the coffee vanilla dark chocolate, a cabernet sauvignon will be paired with the dark chocolate peanut and a Cava champagne will be paired with the orange dark chocolate.

“We wanted to have some fun things in the neighborhood,” Tracy said of the partnership.

Bier Brewery and Movable Feast offered a cookie and beer pairing for Christmas, which was popular with patrons.

“People really like flights, and people who haven’t been to the brewery want to try a lot of different styles, and flights are really easy,” taproom manager Sarah Buschmann said. “It’s kind of like breaking the ice when you come into the new spot. So, why not add chocolate?”

For the beer pairings, customers can order other beer for their flight outside of the suggested pairings.

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