Category Archives: Chili Beer

Chocolate Sombrero (Clown Shoes)

Clown Shoes, out of Ipswich, Massachusetts, has a reputation that precedes them. Some of this is because of the quality of the beer, some of it is due to the “conversations” that erupted on Beer Advocate due to their beer names. Either way, I was glad their beer was finally available on the West Coast so that I can judge it for myself.

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CHOCOLATE SOMBRERO is an Imperial Stout with a 9% ABV.

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Cocoa Molé (New Belgium Brewing)

My love for all things Lips of Faith is well documented around these parts. As is my (bad) habit for sitting on beers. This review gives you the best of both worlds!

Lips of Faith Cocoa Mole labelCOCOA MOLÉ is a chili beer in New Belgium’s Lips of Faith series. It clocks in at a hearty 9% ABV (prior to aging). Continue reading

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Coche de Medianoche (Elysian Brewing Co.

PUMPKIN BEER #10

When I originally went to Elysian Fields to try to buy a ticket I asked the bartender what beer was his favorite. He said that he couldn’t pick a favorite, but his least favorite was the COCHE DE MEDIANOCHE. He claimed that the spiciness dominated the flavor and was undrinkable to him. Call me odd, but that sound like a recommendation to me… Continue reading

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Theobroma (Dogfish Head Craft Brewery)

Theobroma is part of Dogfish Head’s “Ancient Ales” series. This Chili Beer originals from a South American recipe that is thousands of years old. It clocks in at 9.0 ABV and has a practically non-existent 8 IBUs.

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Imperial Phoenix (Bootlegger’s Brewery)

Beer #9 is quite possibly my favorite beer of the day…IMPERIAL PHOENIX. Imperial Phoenix is another tasty chile beer with a big 10% ABV.

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Hopinero (Bootlegger’s Brewery)

After being distracted by a craft beer-fueled going away party and the God of Thunder, it’s finally time for beer #6. This beer was quite unique (at least unique to me) in that it uses Habanero peppers to add an extra “kick”. This picante pale ale has a grande 8% ABV.

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