If you aren’t already familiar with Chocolate Rain, it’s time to get to know her, because she’s about to become your best friend. Originally created as a single cask conditioned version of the Black Tuesday imperial stout for one of The Bruery's release parties several years ago, Chocolate Rain has now taken on a life of her own. The base beer is a select few bourbon barrels of this imperial stout that can range anywhere from 16-21% in alcohol. Once those barrels are chosen, The Bruery spends an entire day slicing fresh vanilla beans to add to those barrels along with cacao nibs that are sourced by San Francisco based TCHO chocolatier. After a few months soaking up those rich, dessert-like flavors, the barrels are blended to taste and the result is one of the most decadent beers that The Bruery makes. Rich in chocolate, vanilla, oak and bourbon, it truly puts the ‘imperial’ in imperial stout.