Beer collaborations are all the rage in the brewing world these days and one the hottest is Rouge’s Sriracha Hot Stout Beer. Released this past December only at the Rouge Ales Public House in Oregon or for mail order, the beer quickly sold out. The 22 oz bright red bottle features the world’s most recognizable Sriracha brand, Huy Fong, and the artwork even includes everyone’s favorite rooster with a green cap. The beer has finally been restocked and has hit the shelves of Miami Valley beer retailers this week.
According to the product description, this brew “is ready to drink with soups, sauces, pasta, pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, chow mein, or anything you’d like to wash down with a spicy kick.”
“The inspiration was pretty simple — we as employees and as Rogues love Huy Fong Sriracha sauce,” Rogue Brewing President Brett Joyce. “The question almost immediately became why not? In the short time that it has been available, it has already become a record-selling product for us.”
Surprisingly, the fire of Sriracha doesn’t overpower this beer. As you would expect from Rogue, the beer itself is center stage. The stout is malty, smooth and full of coffee, chocolate flavor. At the end is when the heat of Sriracha appears with a slight, perfectly complimentary garlic and spiced after taste. But don’t take our word for it, you can pick up a bottle of this hot stuff for about $14 at Belmont Party Supply or taste it at Arrow Wine Far Hills location this Sat from 11am – 4pm during their Saturday tastings.
And if you like your beer on the spicy side, be sure and head down to Toxic Brewing Company in the Oregon District and try their Porn or Pawn beer, a srirach-spiced pepper porter.