Spiteful Brewing

Chicago, Illinois

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Spiteful Brewing Malevolence Chocolate Caliente Russian Imperial Stout Released

Spiteful Brewing Malevolence

Spiteful Brewing Malevolence: Chocolate Caliente Russian Imperial Stout releases this week.

The base beer is of course a Russian imperial stout (Malevolence), made even more bold with chili flakes, Aleppo peppers, cacao nibs, cinnamon, and vanilla beans. Inspired by Mexican hot chocolate.

“It’s a big, viscous beer. The sweetness of the base beer makes a nice canvas for the additional spices and ingredients,” said Spiteful co-founder Jason Klein. Spiteful’s original Malevolence Russian Imperial Stout serves as the base beer for the spicy iteration.

Spiteful Brewing Malevolence Chocolate Caliente Russian Imperial Stout is available across Chicago in 22oz bottles.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Cinnamon, Cacao Nibs, Vanilla Beans, Peppers, Chili Flakes)
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Return: Early January, 2015

10.5% ABV

Article has been updated to mention this is the first time this beer was packaged. 

Posted in New Releases, Spiteful Brewing

Spiteful Brewing Absinthe Barrel Aged Klutzy Buffoon with Cherries Releases

Spiteful Brewing Absinthe Barrel Aged Klutzy Buffoon

Spiteful Brewing Absinthe Barrel Aged Klutzy Buffoon with Cherries joins the brewery’s barrel aged lineup this week. Spiteful Brewing co-founder Jason Klein says “It tastes like a beer cocktail.”

Absinthe Barrel Aged Klutzy Buffoon is a saison with cherries, aged in Letherbee Distillers absinthe barrels. Letherbee is actually located in the same building as Spiteful, so the decision to work with them was easy.

 “When Letherbee gave us the first absinthe barrel, we were thrilled. We had no idea we would be able to secure more,” said Spiteful representative Calvin Fredrickson. 

Spiteful Brewing wants to build a larger absinthe barrel aged series. Asinthe Barrel-Aged Klutzy Buffoon Saison with Cherries is available in 22oz bombers in Chicago starting this week.

Style: Saison (w/ Cherries, Barrel Aged. Absinthe)
Availability: 22oz Bombers
Arrival: Week of Nov. 19th, 2014

5.8% ABV

Posted in Seasonal Return, Spiteful Brewing

Spiteful Releases Jackass O’Lantern

Spiteful Brewing Jackass O'Lantern

Spiteful Brewing’s (Chicago, IL) Jackass O’ Lantern has returned to shelves. Brewed with roasted sugar pumpkins.

Jackass O’Lantern starts with all five brewery employees roasting sugar pumpkins in their home ovens. The next day they are brought in and added to the brew.

 “Say what you will about spiced beers, I think they’re seasonally appropriate. They don’t have to taste like canned pumpkin pie filling. They can be brewed with balance in mind,” Spiteful representative Calvin Fredrickson says. “Ours is meant to address the festive jackassery associated with Halloween.”

Spiteful Creative Director Luke Snobeck collaborated with Joelle Tafoya in creating the label for Jackass O’ Lantern. Available in 22oz bombers in the Chicago area.

Style: Pumpkin Ale (w/ Roasted Sugar Pumpkin)
Availability: 22oz Bombers. Fall seasonal

6.66% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Spiteful Brewing

Spiteful Brewing Norm is a Son of a Bitch

Spiteful Brewing Norm is a Son of a Bitch hits shelves in the Chicago area this week. Brewed as a tribute to a cranky pointer named Norm, the beer is a German style Roggenbier.

A roggenbier is basically any beer where malted rye is substituted for barley malt. In many cases, up to 60% of the beer grain is rye. Typically, hefeweizen yeast is used to ferment a roggenbier.

Norm is a Son of a Bitch is available in draft and 22oz bombers.

Style: Roggenbier
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft
Release: Early December, 2013

6% ABV 

Below: That’s Norm. (The son of a bitch.) 

Spiteful Brewing Norm Sleeping


Posted in Seasonal Return, Spiteful Brewing

Spiteful Brewing Jingle Balls Returns

Spiteful Brewing (Chicago, IL) is shipping their seasonal, Jingle Balls, this week. This spiced ale is designed to help you through the cold Chicago winters.

Distribution is limited to Chicago and surrounding area.

Style: Spice Beer (w/ Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Ginger)
Availability: 22oz bombers

7.6% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Spiteful Brewing

Spiteful Brewing Negative Nancy Imperial Red

Coming soon from Spiteful Brewing is Negative Nancy Imperial Red. The label takes a shot at Nancy Reagan, the widow of Ronald Reagan. Best known for here “Say No To Drugs” campaign in the 80’s.

Style: Imperial Red Ale
Availability: 22oz Bombers

8.6% ABV