Topic Archives: Chili Beer

Posted in Flying Dog Brewing, New Releases

HOT. Flying Dog Carolina Reaper Peach IPA

Flying Dog Carolina Reaper Peach IPA

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

6.8% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, New Belgium

New Belgium To Re-release Lips of Faith Cocoa Mole

New Belgium Cocoa Mole Spiced Chocolate Porter

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!”

Style: Porter (w/ Cocoa, Chilies)
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft
Arrival: Second release, TBA

9% ABV

Read more: Lips of Faith

Posted in Don't Miss This, Westbrook Brewing Co

Sneak Peek: Westbrook Chocolate Bourbon Mexican Cake

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.

Olive & Sinclair also provides cocoa nibs for recent Terrapin Beer Company releases, like Guano Loco, White Chocolate Moo Hoo, and Liquid Bliss.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Cocoa NibsVanilla BeansCinnamonHabanero. Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft. Limited Release, May.

10.5% ABV, 50 IBUs

pic via Westbrook

Posted in Coming Soon, Sam Adams

Sam Adam’s The Vixen Gets a Little Sexier

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

8.5% ABV

Below, the current artwork..

Sam Adams The Vixen

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Terrapin Beer Company

Terrapin’s Next Side Project “Chili Pepper Brownie Ale”

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.

Style: American Strong Ale (w/ Cocoa Nibs, Chili Peppers)
Availability: 22oz Bombers, Draft
Arrival: TBA

8.6% ABV

Read more: Terrapin Side Project Series

Posted in New Beers, Rogue Brewing
Posted in Coming Soon, Duclaw Brewing, Headlines

COCOA FUEGO! Duclaw Puts Chili & Chocolate Together

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
Arrival: TBA

7.5% ABV