Huy Fong Foods has cornered the condiment market with their popular Sriracha hot sauce, a favorite of anyone who likes to spice up their foods. Many that enjoy the finer delicacies of spicy foods have calmed the heat by downing a cold beer of their choice. Rogue Ales, an Oregon based spirits and brewery, has decided to combine the best of both worlds and release a limited edition “Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout Beer.” The Stout is scheduled to release sometime this month and is currently available for pre-order.
There has not been an announcement of the stout will be available in stores or only to those that pre-order, but much like the bacon craze that rocked the nation, “Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout Beer” is exploding onto the scene. Fox News shared that Sriracha hot sauce is made with chili peppers, garlic, salt, and vinegar. On the other side of the mixture, stout beers are typically comprised of malts and barley. The high alcohol content, darker, and richer brew is a favorite of many beer connoisseurs. However, the mixture of the two favorites is currently left for the imagination to explore. Still, there are many that cannot wait to try the brew.
Anxious fans are tweeting their desire to taste the “Rogue Sriracha Hot Stout Beer” and exclaiming that they are “not worthy,” and “leave it to Rogue to save us from winter chills with a Sriracha beer.” However, some take a more down to earth approach, proclaiming that the mixture simply goes “too far.”
Rogue Ales is not stranger to weirdly enticing mixtures of beer, as SF Gate pointed out. Some of their past flavors have included Chipotle Ale, Lemon Chiffon Crueller Ale, and Chocolate, Banana, and Peanut Butter Ale.
Although Rogue is not the first brewery to take on the challenge of incorporating hot peppers into their beers, they just may be the first to attempt to add Sriracha hot sauce into the mix. If it is a success, or a failure, fans are anticipating the next flavor from Rogue Ales. Other hot pepper beers that have made their rounds include Dogfish Head Theobroma, Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero, Stone Smoked Porter with Chipotle Peppers, Lips of Faith, and Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin, each of which encompass the spiciness of the pepper with the rich flavor of the brew. However, Sriracha hot sauce tends to have a unique flavor in regards to most peppers and their hot sauce counterparts. What are your thoughts on the stout? Will you pre-order?
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