The Loving Narwhal Brownie

The Loving Narwhal Brownie

Sweet Treats and Love go together like Craft Beer and Food. Let them know you are thinking about them with something sweet. Not sure what to pair? Start with our Loving Narwhal Brownie. Inspired by the deep malt flavor and espresso notes of Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial Stout, this decadent and velvety chocolate treat will leave your palette feeling refined!

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Bake Time: 20 Minutes

Serves: 24 

Brownie Ingredients:

  • 4 oz – High Quality Dark Chocolate Squares
  • ½ Cup – Coconut Oil, melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 2/3 Cup – Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imperial Stout (Add link here for other Stout beer options.)
  • 2 – Eggs
  • 2/3 Cup – Dark Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1 Tbsp. – Espresso Powder
  • ½ Cup – All-purpose Flour
  • 1/3 Cup – Cocoa Powder
  • ¼ tsp. – Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Sea Salt


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°

Step 2: Set up a double boiler (or a heat safe bowl over a sauce pan of boiling water, ensuring the bowl never touches the water). Add the dark chocolate and coconut oil and stir until chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove from heat.

Step 3: Open beer (ensure to take a sip to bask in its greatness) and pour into chocolate mixture.  Stir to combine. Set aside.

Step 4: In a separate bowl, add the flour, cocoa, baking powder, espresso, and salt.

Step 5: To the chocolate mixture, add the egg and sugar and stir until combined.

Step 6: Add the dry to the wet and gently stir until combined. Add in the cocoa nibs.

Step 7: Pour into heart shaped baking tray.  (Without that they are just Narwhal Brownies.)

Step 8: Place in the middle of the rack and bake 15-20 minutes – the top should be arched when ready.

Step 9: Enjoy remaining Sierra Nevada Narwhal paired with brownies!

Chocolate Glaze Ingredients

6 Tablespoons of Cocoa Powder

5 Tablespoons of Butter

1 Cup of Powdered Sugar

¾ Teaspoon vanilla Extract

2 Tablespoons of Hot Water

Preparation: Melt cocoa and butter together in a small saucepan over low heat, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in confectioners’ sugar and vanilla extract. Stir in hot water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until glaze is thick and smooth.

We also leave you with a list of beers that could be substituted in for Narwhal:

  • Breckenridge Vanilla Porter
  • Southern Star Buried Hatchet
  • 8th Wonder Rocket Fuel

*Recipe and Photo by Randy Edwards

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. The photo shows some type of icing or maybe ganache. Where is the recipe for that?

    1. Hi GB,

      We apologize for the delay! We are looking into that part of the recipe and will reply here when we have it. Cheers!

    2. Hi GB,

      The recipe has just been updated to include the glaze! Thanks for pointing that out. We would love to hear how you enjoy the recipe. Cheers!

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