Flying Dog Carolina Reaper Peach IPA is now a part of the brewery’s “Heat Series.” This hot one is notable. Especially if you love hot food.
It’s all about the Carolia Reaper pepper. You should know it by now as the world’s hottest pepper. It’s ridiculously hotter than Jalapeño. It’s hotter than Ghost Peppers. The brainchild of Puckerbutt Pepper Company’s Ed Currie.
So this isn’t just all heat (and later intestinal discomfort), the brewery added peaches.
This beer’s sweet peach and juicy hops hit you first and then the Reaper chews you up and spits you out. One to fear, for sure.
The brewery said it best when they said Flying Dog Carolina Reaper Peach IPA goes hard in the paint. That’s a hot, menacing pepper. You won’t soon forget it.
Style: IPA (w/ Carolina Reaper Peppers, Peaches)
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Debut: Mid-August, 2016
New Belgium plans on revisiting a past Lips of Faith offering again in the near future –Cocoa Mole. The dark and spicy offering joined the Lips of Faith series back in 2012.
The base beer is a porter, brewed with cocoa and chili peppers, based on Spanish mole sauce.
Say hola to a spiced up ale full of cocoa, and ancho, guajillo, chipotle peppers, but don’t fear the head, because plenty of caramel and chocolate malts bring a smooth, complex flavor, scents of cinnamon when poured will have a saying “idle for mole!”
Read more: Lips of Faith
July sees the release of Westbrook Brewing’s (Mt. Pleasant, SC) Barrel Aged Mexican Cake. While the release date for the 2014 stock hasn’t been announced yet, the brewery is already putting Cake into barrels for 2015
One of the barrels coming next summer is Westbrook Mexican Cake aged in Pritchard’s Double Chocolate Bourbon barrels. The Kelso, Tennesee distillery uses cocoa nibs from Nashville’s Olive & Sinclair to create a small batch, highly sought after, chocolate bourbon.
Westbrook Double Chocolate Bourbon Barrel Mexican Cake should arrive in July, 2015.
10.5% ABV, 50 IBUs
pic via Westbrook
Sam Adam’s The Vixen Chocolate Chili Bock is going to get a little sexier. The brewery looks to be overhauling the artwork for future batches. The chili beer was first released in 2011.
Style: Chili Beer
Hops: Hallertau Mittelfruh
Malts: Two-Row Harrington, Metacalfe, Copeland Pale, Munich, Caramel 60, Roasted Demashed
Below, the current artwork..
Terrapin Beer Company (Athens, GA) is pushing the envelope with new beers and flavors this year. Last week, Green Flash was in the brewery to cream an orange creamsicle IPA. Next up is Side Project #23, Guano Loco.
Chili pepper brownie ale peak your interest? For this edition, the brewery combined flavors of chocolate from cocoa nibs, and chilies to give your palate something as confusing as it is fun.
Like a piñata bursting at the seams, Guano Loco “Chili Pepper Brownie Ale” explodes with a flavor from a myriad of directions. Chocolaty sweetness melds brilliantly with a spicy head to make this beer a fiesta in your glass…Ole’
Look for Terrapin Guano Loco in 22oz bombers and draft for a limited time. What does Guano Loco mean? This might help.
Read more: Terrapin Side Project Series
COCOA FUEGO! The sound of yelling me Duclaw Brewing’s cchocolate, spicy offering.
Chocolate and chilies go quite nicely together. The hot and the sweet play off of each other very well. Duclaw Brewing knows this, and combined the two in a base stout.
The silky smooth stout is full-bodied with warm aromas of cocoa and roasted malt, a subtle hop presence, and a spicy chipotle pepper bite perfectly tempered by luscious dark chocolate. A new movement in flavor is rising…
Duclaw Cocoa Fuego will be available in 12oz bottles.
Style: Chili Beer (w/ Chocolate, Chipotle Peppers)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft