Spring is finally in the air! When I think of spring, I think of wild flowers blooming. And that they need rain. When I hear rain, I want to dance naked in it. Then I look in the mirror. The effects of winter are apparent. The need to shed the hibernation hips takes over! “Must eat salad”, rambles around in my head. Enter Dogfish Head Theobroma (which translates to “Food of the Gods”) to the vinaigrette rescue. From the Dogfish Head website: “This Ancient Ale is based on chemical analysis of pottery fragments found in Honduras that revealed the earliest known alcoholic chocolate drink used by early civilizations to toast special occasions.” How cool is THAT? Dogfish Head Theobroma is brewed with cocoa powder, cocoa nibs, honey AND ancho chilies. It’s got a velvety chocolate feel at the start, and a touch of spice at the finish. Which makes it a perfect beer to create a lovely vinaigrette to top off a healthy salad. Say hello to chocolate and goodbye to those hibernation hips!