Jade Mountain Launches Chocolate Beer In St Lucia

It may seem an unusual combination, but the award-winning Antillia Brewing Company in St Lucia is launching a new dark beer called ‘Nick Troubetzkoy’s Imperial Chocolate Stout.’ The chocolate beer is supposed to hint at the glitter of the former Russian empire while incorporating the tropical allure of a Caribbean taste.

The company worked closely with the Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet resorts to create this unique drink. It is made using fresh-roasted organic cocoa nibs from the resort’s own estates which are home to more than 2,000 carefully tended cocoa trees on the south-western Caribbean coastline. According to Andrew Hashey, Antillia’s founder and CEO, this helps tie the beer to “the place and to the history of the family that has created it.”

Cocoa pods growing on a cocoa plant
Make Life a Little Sweeter With Chocolate Beer in St Lucia

Opened in 2015, the Antillia Brewing Company is the only craft brewery on St Lucia, and often experiments with using local ingredients with a link to the history and culture of the islands. The new chocolate stout is named after Russian–Canadian architect and owner of the Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet resorts.

Karolin Troubetzkoy, executive director of the resorts, hopes that this distinctive beer will interest guests “who appreciate the goodness of stout and the sweet, global history of chocolate.”

A flavored dark beer

Nick Troubetzkoy’s Imperial Chocolate Stout has an alcoholic volume of 8% and is deep, aromatic, balanced and flavourful in the time-honored tradition of Russian imperial stouts.


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