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Chocosaurus Rye

Orange County is surrounded by fantastic breweries these days and in the spirit of the growing local craft beer movement, we have decided to team up with some of our friends for a series of collaboration ales. The first beer is Chocosaurus Rye, which we brewed with the fine folks of Bootlegger’s Brewery. Located less than four miles from our own brewery and started within months of each other, Bootlegger’s have been great friends of ours since the beginning and it seemed fit to brew our first local collaboration with them. Chocosaurus Rye is an amalgamation of our two breweries styles: a dark rye lager that was finished with cacao nibs and vanilla beans. There aren’t many lagers that work well in the winter, but this one, full of rye spice and chocolate should do the trick

Food Pairing

Spicy beef chili, candied pork belly, oven roasted root vegetables, Rocky Road ice cream.


beers brewed with cacao nibs
beers brewed with vanilla beans
Preservation Series
Retired Beers

Awards & Scores

  • Beer Advocate Rating - 84
  • Ratebeer Overall Rating - 95

Brew Info

  • ABV:7%
  • IBU:23
  • SRM:35
  • Release:2012