Topic Archives: Chili Peppers

Posted in Avery Brewing, Coming Soon, Don't Miss This

Avery Xolotl, Barrel Aged Series #37

Avery Xolotl

Avery Xolotl looks to the 37th entry in the brewery’s on going Barrel-Aged Series.

Many of the releases prior to Avery Xolotl are barrel-aged wild ales. This edition is a bourbon aged imperial stout with a spicy twist. The 11.4% imperial stout is brewed with cacao nibs, vanilla beans and cinnamon, plus Pasilla, Ancho, and Chipotle chilies (including red, brown, and black.)

No 37. Clocks and spelling may not be your forte Thoma, but fortunately for everyone, blending a menagerie of wonderfully wacky ingredients is! Who cares about time or first name spellings anyhow?

Avery Xolotl will be a 12 ounce bottle offering. According to the label, bottling will occur in May, 2016.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Cacao Nibs, Vanilla Beans, Cinnamon, Chilies. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Release: TBA

11.4% ABV

Posted in Prairie Artisanal Ales, Seasonal Return

Prairie Pirate Bomb, the rum aged beer returns

Prairie Pirate Bomb

Prairie Pirate Bomb, the brewery’s well-known imperial stout aged in rum barrels, returns to the brewery’s lineup again in March, 2016.

The brewery mentions that more of the Bomb! spices were added to the finished Prairie Pirate Bomb, so the pop even more for this edition. The base stout features chili peppers, vanilla beans, cacao nibs, and coffee.

Pirate bomb is our beer Prairie Bomb! aged in rum casks. The flavor from the casks helps impart more vanilla and coconut flavors to the beer while helping to add more body and smoothness to the already explosive and expressive flavors of Bomb!

Prairie Pirate Bomb is a limited, 12 ounce bottle offering.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee, Vanilla Beans, ChiliesBarrel Aged. Rum)
Availability: 12oz bottles
Latest Return: March, 2016

13% ABV

Posted in 5 Rabbit Cerveceria, New Releases

5 Rabbit Cacao Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout hits bottles

5 Rabbit Cacao Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout

5 Rabbit Cacao Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout is not available in bottles and draft.

Inspired by one of the Chicago, Illinois based brewery’s favorite hot drink – Mexican hot chocolate, the beer is brewed with cacao nibs, cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, chilies and other spices.

If you grew up in Latin America or a Latino household you know that “chocolate caliente” is a huge part of our culture and a hot cup is one of our most comforting foods.

5 Rabbit Cacao Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout is a 750 milliliter bottles and draft offering.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Chilies, Pumpkin Seeds, Vanilla Beans, Cinnamon, Mamey Pit)
Availability: 750ml  Bottles, Draft.
Release: March, 2016

9.7% ABV

Posted in Headlines, Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada Chocolate Chili Stout coming to High Altitude Series

Sierra Nevada Chocolate Chili Stout

Sierra Nevada Chocolate Chili Stout is a new big bottle potential from one of America’s most popular breweries.

While Sierra Nevada’s skill is in pale ales and India pale ales, recently they have been showing off their creativity with releases like Otra Vez. Future additions to their High Altitude Series will take that creativity even further, with the imperial stout with cocoa nibs and chilies you see above.

By their very nature, imperial stouts are bold beers. This version takes another step toward the dark side with the use of spicy and aromatic dried chilies and rich cocoa nibs for a complex and intense kick. It features notes of coffee, baker’s cocoa, and dark fruit and a slight twinge of heat.

Sierra Nevada Chocolate Chili Stout will be a 24 ounce bottle offering. If initial rumors prove true, this stout will be a part of a 4-pack of 24 ounce bottles, each a different style. 

The brewery has not yet announced this offering.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Cocoa Nibs, Chilies.)
Availability: 24oz Bottles
Release: TBA

8.8% ABV

Posted in Duclaw Brewing, New Releases

DuClaw El Kabong, with chilies & apricots

DuClaw El Kabong bottle

DuClaw El Kabong is the latest release by the Maryland brewer.

The base beer is brewed with two types of chilies, as well as apricot. The brewery doesn’t mention the base beer style, the than “ale”.

This medium bodied, clear copper ale is crisp & lively, with a surprisingly refreshing mix of deep, dark, fruit sweetness and spicy accents of Chile de Arbol & Ancho Chilie that is at once shocking and throughly drinkable.

DuClaw El Kabong is a 12 ounce bottle offering.

Style: Fruit Beer (w/ Apricots, Chilies)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Seasonal
Release: Early March, 2016

6% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Rogue Brewing

Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout Beer heads back to shelves

Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout Beer

Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout Beer snagged national attention when it launched over a year ago. The beer brewed with the the iconic hot sauce is shipping once again across Rogue’s distribution network.

The iconic Thai hot sauce is the inspiration for this spicy stout beer. Most notably in the United States, produced by Huy Fong Foods.

Sriracha is a paste is made from garlic, chili peppers, salt, sugar, and distilled vinegar. California manufacturer Huy Fong Foods is most commonly associated with Sriracha.To create this beer, Rogue actually used the famous chili sauce to nuance an American stout.

Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout Beer is available in Rogue’s distribution network in 750ml bottles.

Style: Stout (w/ Sriracha Sauce)
Availability: 750ml bottles.
Return: March, 2016

5.7% ABV

Posted in Ballast Point Brewing, Coming Soon

Ballast Point Thai Chili Wahoo to be bottled

Ballast Point Thai Chili Wahoo

Ballast Point Thai Chili Wahoo has already been available on draft in the past. In 2016, the beer looks to join the line of interesting variants.

Interesting variants? In case you’ve been out of the loop, Ballast Point started with Sculpin IPA, with Grapefruit Sculpin and Habanero Sculpin IPA following not far behind. In January, Ballast Point released Pineapple Sculpin, and Watermelon Dorado, and Mango Even Keel.

On deck, Ballast Point Thai Chili Wahoo, a spicy spin on the brewery’s witbier.

Our Thai Chili Wahoo is a favorite in our tasting rooms for its complex balance of ingredients. Citrus and spice have long been a part of our Wahoo White. In this edition, we added a dose of Thai chilies, even more head from ginger, and a counterpunch of lime. The flavors in this beer need to be experienced first-hand, so grab one and try it for yourself.

Ballast Point Thai Chili Wahoo will be a 12 ounce bottle, and draft offering. The brewery has not yet announced this release.

Style: Witbier (w/ Thai Chili. Lime. Ginger.)
Availability: Draft (Current), Bottles (Soon)
Release: TBA

4.5% ABV