Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Roasted Hatch Chili Wheat 2012

For those who love the Jalapeño Lena but have been bugging me relentlessly for making a roasted pepper beer, this one is for you!  Roasted Hatch Chili Wheat is made with Hot Hatch chilis from the Lowell and 64th intersection stand which many of our regulars suggested and prefer.   The guy at the stand was really nice and was not pushy nor too passively rude.   He gave me a sample of the hot hatch, which had lost quite a bit of the heat from roasting, so I thought, why not put a whole pound in the keg.   [as a side note: capsaicin is soluble in alcohol]  As a result the finished keg is much hotter than I thought and makes the Lena medium/mild in comparison.   Too hot for you?, try a 50/50 blend with the Victorian Sunrise wheat beer. 

For those who like the heat, come in the air conditioned Yak & Yeti and try some Roasted Hatch Chili Wheat released today (Wed Aug 22) at 4PM.


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