Posted March 18, 2005 by Nick Lindauer in Hot Sauce News

Chile Beer

Years ago, when I was a wee lad, I can remeber our dad buying a Mexican beer that had a pepper floating in it. I also remeber my dad jumping around and screaming after his first sip, but after he finished the bottle (40 oz.) he was quite subdued. For the life of me I’ve never been able to find that beer again, and believe me, I’ve searched for it. It was an obscure brand that propbably is not even made anymore, remeber this was 20+ years ago.

But anyways, for some reason this morning I caught myself thinking about that beer again and wondering if I could find anything like it. I’ve got an entire office full of furniture to put together tomorrow and chile beer would be the icing on the cake for such a long laborious day.

So I started out my day today searching for “chile beer” online, trying to find a place where I could buy such beer, either online or locally. Came up with nada, although I did find a plethora of sites that offer reviews of such beers. Beer Advocate has an entire page dedicated to Chile Beer.

If anyone knows of a place that I can get chile beer in NYC, please let me know. There should be a gourmet beer store somewhere in this city, but I have not yet found it. Or any place where I can order it online.

I think I’m going to do some experimenting this weekend and try creating a variety of chile vodka’s – maybe even whiskeys.

Nick Lindauer

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