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A Pint of Decadence: Ironhill x GoGround Beans & Spices

In a delicious collaboration that marries the best of Indian cocoa beans with innovative craft brew experiences, Ironhill India announced its collaboration with GoGround Beans & Spices today. This collaboration aims to celebrate the richness and quality of Indian cocoa beans while exploring new frontiers in the craft beer segment.

Ironhill India is a premier craft brewery that is one of the fastest-growing brands in the country. Headed by Teja Chekuri, the brand has made strides in building the segment and taking the art of craft brewing to the next level. With the collaboration with GoGround Beans & Spices they add another cocoa-infused brew to its mix. Established in 2015 by Luca Beltrami and his wife, Ellen, GoGround Beans & Spices has been at the forefront of supporting cocoa farmers in Kerala’s Idduki region. Their mission extends beyond mere commerce; they strive to enhance farm yield, modernize production techniques, and uplift the socio-economic status of smallholder farmers in the region.

“Through our partnership with Ironhill India, we’re thrilled to bring the Indian cocoa beans into the spotlight. It is a well-known fact that Indian cocoa beans are renowned for their unique and distinct flavour profile, characterized by rich, earthy undertones with subtle hints of fruity and floral notes. They offer a versatile brewing experience, allowing for the creation of beers that have a harmonious blend of chocolatey richness and subtle undertones, providing a sensory experience that is distinctly Indian, says Luca Beltrami, Co-founder of GoGround Beans & Spices. “Our cocoa beans have always been renowned for their quality, and this collaboration allows us to showcase their versatility in exciting new ways” he added.

“Craft beer is a realm where innovation is only limited by your imagination. By incorporating Indian cocoa beans into our brews, we’re not only elevating the flavor profile but also shedding light on the incredible potential of Indian agricultural produce and native beans that are pleasing to the Indian palate. A fresh line of brews has been created due to a partnership between Ironhill India and GoGround Beans & Spices. This beer is available in Ironhill’s Bengaluru microbrewery.” notes Teja Chekuri, Managing Partner, Ironhill India added.

By highlighting the journey from farm to table, both brands aim to inspire a greater appreciation for the craftsmanship and dedication that goes into each bean and brew. Each brew is crafted with the utmost care and precision to accentuate the unique qualities of the Indian cocoa bean. This results in a sensory journey that delights the palate and celebrates the spirit of innovation in craft brewing. The resultant decadent chocolate stout boasts of a velvety texture and robust chocolate flavours. And that’s just the beginning. The team is exploring other styles, such as chocolate-infused porters, brown ales, and experimental brews that incorporate spices and botanicals.

“We believe in the power of partnerships to drive positive change,” adds Ellen Beltrami, Co-founder of GoGround Beans & Spices. “Together with Ironhill India, we’re not only expanding our reach but also amplifying the voices of the farmers who make it all possible.”

The Ironhill x GoGround collaboration invites consumers to embark on a sensory journey, where every sip or bite tells a story of the Indian cocoa bean flavoured with sustainability and meticulous craft. A truly decadent experience.