Behold, The Craft Beer-Infused Cupcake
With Crunkcakes and "cuptails" paving the way for all sorts of booze-fueled sweets in the District, it was probably just a matter of time before the local craft beer scene made its sudsy mark in the mixing bowl, too. Sure enough, it appears that D.C.'s own Chocolate City Brewery has now joined forces with dessert chain Hello Cupcake on a new adult-themed confection: DC Love Child, which is described in a press release as a "rich chocolate lager cake with bourbon buttercream frosting topped with a chocolate covered potato chip." The tiny cake, infused with Chocolate City’s Vienna-style lager Cerveza Nacional, makes its debut at Nellie's on U Street NW this Thursday evening and is available for purchase at area Hello Cupcake locations until Feb. 15. Each beer-laden cupcake costs $3.50—that's less than the average pint glass at your neighborhood bar, albeit presumably lighter on alcohol and likely twice the calories.
Read the full press release, if you're jonesing for a malty sugar fix, below:
Two DC Brands Have a Love Child
Hello Cupcake launches new cupcake including Chocolate City Beer
Before DC was known for their craft brews, they were recognized for their craft cupcakeries. This week, two iconic DC brands will collaborate to create a new dessert. DC Love Child, a decadent cupcake made with Chocolate City Beer, will be sold starting Friday in Hello Cupcake’s Dupont and Capitol Hill locations.
DC Love Child, the first cupcake to be made with a DC craft beer, is a rich chocolate lager cake with bourbon buttercream frosting topped with a chocolate covered potato chip. The batter is created with Chocolate City’s, Cerveza Nacional, a unique take on a traditional dark, malty, creamy, smooth and slightly roasted Vienna Lager.
Hello Cupcake and Chocolate City Beer will celebrate their offspring with a “Shot Gun Wedding” on Thursday night at Nellie’s Sports Bar. From 7 to 9 p.m. guests will
get taste a sneak preview of the cupcake along with a free Chocolate City Draft.
Chocolate City Brewery is DC’s second production craft brewery to open in the district. With a variety of different drafts. residents can find their beer at numerous independently owned restaurants and bars including Nellie’s at 900 U Street.
All seasonal special cupcakes are $3.50 individually, or $39 per dozen. DC Love Child will be sold in Hello Cupcake stores until February 15.
Photo courtesy of Hello Cupcake