Get a glass of water, cuz we’re bringing a different kind of heat on the Windowsill today!
Aside from craft beer, I’m also a big food guy (a little too big, if you ask my doctor). And, to the dismay of my wife, I like my food spicy. This means that I’m always ready to try a new kind of hot sauce. Luckily, for me, I found a way to combine my passions: the Butterfly Bakery in Vermont.
Aside from bars, cookies and granola, Butterfly Bakery loves making hot stuff. The bakery was started by Claire Georges in 2003. When it all began, Claire was baking in the middle of the night in a local coffee shop, dropping off her goods at local stores in the early morning hours before they opened. In 2007, she got a space of her own, and hired her first employee in 2014. Claire prides herself in her commitment to grow Butterfly slowly, in a sustainable manner, and using only local ingredients to make her delicious treats.
Somewhere along the way, she also started making hot sauces as a side business. In 2015, she expanded that, which is what brought her company to my sill today. I’d seen Butterfly’s products on the Instagram of my good buddy, @irie_viewbrew, and I reached out to see if there was any way I could sample the company’s hot sauces. Claire generously sent me four different sauces, each made with a different variety of local craft beer.
I ended up with bottles of Heady Topper (made with The Alchemist), the Red Heady (the “owner’s reserve” also made with Alchemist), the Habañero Lime Switchback (made with Switchback Beer) and the Peppercorn Porter (made with Queen City Brewery).
As you can see, the only one I’ve gotten to so far is the Heady Topper. I couldn’t help myself. It was absolutely delicious! I really can’t wait to try the rest, and I can already tell they’ll be wonderful. Check out Butterfly Bakery’s Instagram, and go buy some of their sauces… if you can take the heat!
Head over to my Instagram to get a better look!