Topic Archives: Chili Peppers

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

Posted in Coming Soon, Founders Brewing, Headlines

Founders Mango Magnifico is returning to the Backstage Series

Founders Mango Magnifico 2016

Founders Mango Magnifico con Calor [Magnificent Mango with Heat], will be reintroduced to the brewery’s Backstage Series in March, 2016.

This release marks the 15th entry in the series (last time it was released, it was the 7th). Founders Mango Magnifico is brewed with mango and habanero peppers.

 Not a traditional fruit beer, the delicate tropical fruit in Mango Magnifico is punctuated by a hint of heat, increasing the overall depth of flavor and adding another level of complexity. A refreshing drink for the warm summer months.

Founders Mango Magnifico will be a draft, and 750 milliliter bottle offering in March, 2016.

Style: Fruit Beer (w/ Mango, Habanero Peppers)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Return: March, 2016

10% ABV

Read more: Founder’s Backstage Series. Image via Founders Brewing Co.

Posted in Coming Soon, Green Flash Brewing, Headlines

Green Flash Dia De Los Serranos coming year-round in February

Green Flash Dia De Los Serranos

Green Flash Dia De Los Serranos joins the brewery’s lineup in February, 2016.

The San Diego based brewery is taking their Double Stout, and nuancing it with Serrano chilies. The result is a chocolatey, rich, spicy Green Flash Dia De Los Serranos.

Turn up the heat with our Dia de los Serranos Double Stout. With rich layers of flavor reminiscent of your abuela’s celebrated mole recipe, this Double Stout reveals notes of roasted malt, coffee, and sweet bakers chocolate with a caliente kick of fresh Serrano Chiles. Paired with spicy foods or BBQ, it’s delicioso. ¡Dios mío! I’m going to need una mas…

Green Flash Dia De Los Serranos joins the brewery’s lineup year-round in February, 2016.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Serrano Peppers)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Year-round
Release: February, 2016

8.8% ABV, 45 IBUs

Posted in Don't Miss This, Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout returns as yearly seasonal

Stone Xocoveza

Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout started as a collaboration with AHA Homebrewer Competition Winner, Chris Banker, and Mexican craft brewery Cerveceria Insurgente. Now the instant hit from the Escondido, California based brewery’s collaboration series returns.

Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout is built from a milk stout recipe, brewed with chocolate (from ChocoVivo), cinnamon, nutmeg, coffee (from Mostra Coffee) and chilies.

The brewery is now bringing it back as a limited winter seasonal release, with a slightly different moniker – Stone Xocoveza for the Holidays & the New Year. Officially shipping in 12 ounce bottles, and draft.

Style: Milk Stout (w/ Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Coffee, Chocolate, Chilies, Lactose)

Hops: English Challenger, English East Kent Golding
National Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and Puerto Rico
International Distribution: Australia; Alberta and British Columbia, Canada; Hong Kong; Japan; Singapore; Korea; Sweden; and United Kingdom

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft
Return: 11/16/15

6% ABV

Posted in Perennial Artisan Ales, Seasonal Return

Perennial Abraxas bottle pick-up this week

Perennial Abraxas

Perennial Abraxas, the brewery’s highly sought after imperial stout brewed with chilies, vanilla beans and cinnamon, returns in November. Tickets for the release go on sale on October 15th, 2015 (9 AM CST).

Tickets are $70 dollars. Purchaser will receive 2 bottles of 2015 Perennial Abraxas, 1 bottle of Perennial Coffee Abraxas, and an Abraxas bottle bag.

An Imperial Stout brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and cinnamon sticks. Pouring deep brown with a thick head, this beer has a complex body with a delicious lingering roastiness. Abraxas is brewed with unique ingredients intended to challenge and excite the palate. It may be enjoyed right away or allowed to age in the bottle. Vertical tastings are encouraged. Perennial Artisan Ales is a small batch craft brewery dedicated to producing unique, premium beers. Our beers are brewed with the experimental, seasoned craft beer drinker in mind.

Those with tickets can pick up their bottle on the following days:

Tuesday, November 10th
Wednesday, November 11th
Thursday, November 12th
Friday, November 13th
Saturday, November 14th

Pick up dates and times are not transferable. Valid ID needed, NO PROXIES.

If you don’t have, or don’t want to do the ticket thing, you can fight off the beer hoards on November 14th for your own bottle.

Distribution will occur to all Perennial markets in mid-November.

Most important: TICKET LINK (Opens in new window)

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Chilies. Vanilla Beans. Cinnamon.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft (Limited)
Release: November 10th, 2015

10% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Woodchuck Cider

Spotlight: Woodchuck Hot Cha Cha Cha, with chili peppers

Woodchuck Hot Cha Cha Cha

Woodchuck  Hot Cha Cha Cha Out has joined the cider maker’s Out on a Limb Series. The series is a rotating six pack of one-off and experimental ciders.

Woodchuck Hot Cha Cha Cha isn’t your basic hard apple cider. It is infused with chili peppers. Trust me, there is a constant reminder you are drinking this one. Those of you that love heat, don’t miss this.

Hard cider made with bittersweet apples and infused with Bird’s Eye Chile Peppers. The peppers compliment the bittersweet cider apples and bring out a sweet taste up front with a hot and spicy bite at the finish. Lookin’ for some extra heat? Grab a bottle, take a sip, and let’s do the HOT CHA CHA CHA!

Woodchuck Hot Cha Cha Cha is available in 12oz bottles. While the label changes, the six pack does not.

Style: Cider (w/ Chili Peppers)
Availability: 12oz Bottles. One-Off release.
Launch: November, 2015

5.5% ABV

Posted in Duclaw Brewing, New Beers