In the spirit of my southern roots, I have grown into a fondness for spicy treats. I have become a fan of chicken wings, wasabi on sushi, and horse radish sauce. My first experience of Siracha was at a Cuban restaurant in my home town, Kuba Kuba, and I have been sort of intrigued ever since. Siracha is a delicate burn, but with very bland Cuban food it works great. If anyone would like to go to Kuba Kuba with me send me a message, my wife doesn't like it.
Lays has produced a Siracha potato chip, and I feel like I have seen Siracha pajama pants at Wal-Mart. The idea of beers with heat has run the full range of experience, from the heat of a Twisted Pine ghost face killah to the sweet chipotle stouts. There is even a chili beer from cave creek that has actual habanero peppers in the bottle. Ballast point habanero sculpin has hit Richmond, and I am a huge fan. The beer is more than hot, it has green chili pepper flavor.
Rogue Brewing is out of Oregon, and started off as a brew pub in 1987. They have since grown into a brewery that has a flagship line of beers, a organic rogue farm series, liquor distilleries, and they even make their own soda. The recent Voodoo doughnut beer series raised a lot of eye brows and left many wondering if they could pull of such wild flavors. I was a little concerned about what would shine through, but as you can tell by the head, this stout was full bodied. The mouth feel reminded me a little of Siracha. I didn't think the beer was hot, and my wife agreed. The packaging is amazing right down to the green crown. If you see some still around, and I know it still is. Pick one of these up and give it a try. You might like it.