Burial Beer Co.: Skillet Donut Stout

Burial Beer Company: Skillet Donut Stout

Style: Imperial Stout

Special Notes: Brewed as an ode to the skillet. Yes, a skillet. It’s also brewed with Counter Culture Coffee, Lactose and Molasses.

Hops: Nugget, Willamette

ABV: 8

IBU: 50

Availability: Seasonal availability

@untappd says: 4.17/5

Let’s celebrate Women in craft beer on the Windowsill today!

Let’s kick off this Monday with a spotlight on a great woman in the craft beer game, Burial Beer Co.’s co-owner, Jess Reiser. She started out blogging about beer in Seattle and fell so deeply in love with beer culture that she, her husband and their friend Tim, co-founded Burial Beer in Asheville, NC. She had previously spent time in New Orleans, and the influence that time had on her life can be seen in the beer names and can labels that the company comes up with. We need more women and minorities in the craft beer game, and Jess Reiser is a role model for all that come next!

Burial Beer Company: Skillet Donut Stout
What a beautiful label from David Paul Seymour! (Credit: Martin Stezano/Beers on Windowsills)

The Skillet Donut Stout was quite the experience. Starting with that beautiful label art from David Paul Seymour. It’s stunning. The beer itself is an ode to the skillet. “Cold black iron. Never decaying, it is held to the fire to unearth impeccable flavor from whatever it holds. The skillet is our most trusted and daring tool of culinary ingenuity.”

Burial Beer Company: Skillet Donut Stout
And here’s the other side… lovely! (Credit: Martin Stezano/Beers on Windowsills)

Like the skillet, the Skillet Donut Stout pours a nice black color. It’s brewed with a blend of nine barley malts, a “healthy” helping of oats, molasses, and lactose, as well as lots and lots of coffee from @counterculturecoffee. I got a ton of coffee on the nose and in the flavor on this one, and I really, really liked it. Great stout!

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. Burial Beer Co.: Skillet Donut Stout . Let’s celebrate Women in craft beer on the Windowsill today! . Let’s kick off this Monday with a spotlight on a great woman in the craft beer game, Burial Beer Co.’s Jess Reiser. She started out blogging about beer in Seattle and fell so deeply in love with beer culture that she, her husband and their friend Tim, co-founded Burial Beer in Asheville, NC. She had previously spent time in New Orleans, and the influence that time had on her life can be seen in the beer names and can labels that the company comes up with. We need more women and minorities in the craft beer game, and Jess Reiser is a role model for all that come next! . The Skillet Donut Stout was quite the experience. Starting with that beautiful label art from @davidpaulseymour. It’s stunning. The beer itself is an ode to the skillet. “Cold black iron. Never decaying, it is held to the fire to unearth impeccable flavor from whatever it holds. The skillet is our most trusted and daring tool of culinary ingenuity.” . Like the skillet, this stout pours a nice black color. It’s brewed with a blend of nine barley malts, a “healthy” helping of oats, molasses and lactose, as well as lots and lots of coffee from @counterculturecoffee. I got a ton of coffee on the nose and in the flavor on this one, and I really, really liked it. Great stout! . ABV: 8.0, IBU: 50, Seasonal availability . @untappd says: 4.17/5

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Double Nickel Brewing Company: L.A.S.E.R.

Double Nickel Brewing Company: L.A.S.E.R.

Style: New England IPA

Special Notes: Brewed with milk sugar (aka Lactose). Hopped with Simcoe in the whirlpool and double dry-hopped with tons of Azacca, El Dorado and Rakau.

Hops: Simcoe, Azacca, El Dorado, Rakau

ABV: 6.4

IBU: 16

Availability: Rotating availability

@untappd says: 4.14/5

We are absolutely laser-focused on the Windowsill today!

I’ve been meaning to get Double Nickel Brewing Company back on the sill for a couple of weeks now, so that I could talk about how incredibly generous they are. A month or two ago, I got a couple of beers from them, which I reviewed on the sill. I figured that would be the end of it, but a few weeks later, another package from the New Jersey-based brewery showed up at my door.

Double Nickel Brewing Company: L.A.S.E.R.
Look at this colorful label. Was a laser used to make it? Does that even make sense? (Credit: Martin Stezano/Beers on WIndowsills)

When I opened it, I was floored. Not only did they send me today’s Windowsill brew, the L.A.S.E.R. DDH IPA, they also sent me six other beers and a sweet AF pilsner glass, which has been on the sill already. I’m most looking forward to the three Russian Imperial Stouts—one bourbon barrel-aged, one regular and one oak barrel-aged. Can’t wait!

I do need to talk a bit about the L.A.S.E.R. though, because it was awesome. It’s a New England-style IPA brewed with milk sugar (aka Lactose), Simcoe in the whirlpool and double dry-hopped with tons of Azacca, El Dorado and Rakau. It’s super hoppy without being overly bitter, and you can tell by that color just how bright and tasty it is. Lots of citrus, berries and stone fruit in this one. Gotta try it!

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SingleCut Beersmiths: Double Dry-Hopped Harry Doesn’t Mind

SingleCut Beersmiths: DDH Harry Doesn't Mind

Style: Double Dry-Hopped IPA

Special Notes: Inspired by the Dire Straits song, The Sultans of Swing.

ABV: 8.0%

IBU: 88

Availability: Rotating

@untappd says: 4.19/5

“And Harry doesn’t mind if he doesn’t make a scene on the Windowsill / He’s got a daytime job—He’s doing alright.” – Dire Straits… sort of.

If you like 80s rock, you know the band Dire Straits. They’re a British rock band, formed in London in the late 70s but—at least in my opinion—their biggest hits came off of the 1985 album, Brothers in Arms. That album—the band’s only album to hit #1 on every global chart—contained the band’s only number one single, “Money for Nothing.” All that being said, today’s beer, the Double Dry-Hopped Harry Doesn’t Mind from SingleCut Beersmiths, is named after the band’s very first single, The “Sultans of Swing”, which came off of their self-titled 1979 album.

SingleCut Beersmiths: DDH Harry Doesn't Mind
The double-headed dog represents the double dry-hopping in the brew! (Credit: Martin Stezano/Beers on Windowsills)

As the lyric says (paraphrasing here), Harry doesn’t really have time to hit the nightlife during the week, because he works a day job. That’s ok though, because he saves it up for Friday Night… when he plays some tunes with the Sultans of Swing. I relate to this. If there’s one thing I don’t like doing, it’s going out during the week. I like to save my drinking, eating and partying for the weekend. For you, Windowsillers. You guys are my Sultans of Swing.

As for the beer itself, what do you think I’m going to say? It’s from SingleCut and it’s DDHed. That’s literally what they do best. My can had a couple of unfortunate floaties in it, but they didn’t impact the stone fruit and bright citrus flavors, and they didn’t impact the hoppy goodness in the brew. This is a winner, and I don’t mind telling you that.

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. SingleCut Beersmiths: Double Dry-Hopped Harry Doesn’t Mind . “And Harry doesn’t mind if he doesn’t make a scene on the Windowsill / He’s got a daytime job—He’s doing alright.” – Dire Straits… sort of. . If you like 80s rock, you know the band Dire Straits. They’re a British rock band, formed in London in the late 70s but—at least in my opinion—their biggest hits came off of the 1985 album, Brothers in Arms. That album—the band’s only album to hit #1 on every global chart—contained the band’s only number one single, “Money for Nothing.” All that being said, today’s beer, the Double Dry-Hopped Harry Doesn’t Mind from SingleCut Beersmiths, is named after the band’s very first single, The Sultans of Swing, which came off of their self-titled 1979 album. . As the lyric says (paraphrasing here), Harry doesn’t really have time to hit the nightlife during the week, because he works a day job. That’s ok though, because he saves it up for Friday Night… when he plays some tunes with the Sultans of Swing. I relate to this. If there’s one thing I don’t like doing, it’s going out during the week. I like to save my drinking, eating and partying for the weekend. For you, Windowsillers. You guys are my Sultans of Swing. . As for the beer itself, what do you think I’m going to say? It’s from SingleCut and it’s DDHed. That’s literally what they do best. My can had a couple of unfortunate floaties in it, but they didn’t impact the stone fruit and bright citrus flavors, and they didn’t impact the hoppy goodness in the brew. This is a winner, and I don’t mind telling you that. . ABV: 8.0, IBU: 88, Rotating availability . @untappd says: 4.19/5

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Counter Weight Brewing Company: Crucial Mass

Counter Weight Brewing Company: Crucial Mass

Style: Imperial IPA

Special Notes: Brewed with unknown American and southern hemisphere hops.

ABV: 8

IBU: N/A

Availability: Rotating availability

@untappd says: 4.31/5

I’ve been a little too Trillium heavy on the sill lately, time to counter that weight with some more local fare!

I don’t say this enough—mostly because I make the mistake of not drinking beers from there as much as I should—but Hamden, CT’s Counter Weight Brewing Company is one of the better breweries in the great state of Connecticut. Kickass taproom. Awesome brews. Solid can art, too. I wanted to show them some love!

Counter Weight Brewing Company: Crucial Mass
Look at that radiating label art! (Credit: Martin Stezano/Beers on Windowsills)

A big reason I wanted to show that love was because my buddy, @galleycookinbeersnob, recently got me a couple cans of one of their better Double IPAs, Crucial Mass. This beer is so good, my taste buds almost went nuclear when the first sip hit them. Not sure what the hop bill is, but Counterweight does say that it’s made up of a blend of American and Southern hemisphere hops. It’s a very tropical brew with a very nice malt backbone. Hops in your face all day, though. Crucial Mass of hops!

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Two Roads Brewing Company: Lil’ Heaven: Anger Cask

Two Roads Brewing Company: Lil' Heaven Anger Cask

Last night I went to a cask fest, and I managed to find a nice Windowsill there!

If you’ve been following my sill for a while, you know that Two Roads Brewing Company is one of my favorite local breweries. When I heard they were having a cask fest featuring 30 different Two Roads casks and 4 firkins of specialty ciders, I was all in. The festival itself was lots of fun. The beer casks were phenomenal, many of which you can see in the photos above.

For me, the highlight of the night was the set of Heaven or Hell casks. Each set of adjunct ingredients was used—in the same amounts, too—in casks using Two Roads’ Road 2 Ruin DIPA, and Lil’ Heaven Session IPA. The theme was, of course, “which road will you choose?” Most of the time I chose Road 2 Ruin, as it is one of my favorite DIPAs, but sometimes I went with the angel on my shoulder and chose the Lil’ Heaven.

Two Roads Brewing Company: Lil' Heaven Anger Cask
Like hot peppers? I do, but this was nuts. (Credit: Martin Stezano/Beers on Windowsills)

For me, the highlight of the night was the set of Heaven or Hell casks. Each set of adjunct ingredients was used—in the same amounts, too—in casks using Two Roads’ Road 2 Ruin DIPA, and Lil’ Heaven Session IPA. The theme was, of course, “which road will you choose?” Most of the time I chose Road 2 Ruin, as it is one of my favorite DIPAs, but sometimes I went with the angel on my shoulder and chose the Lil’ Heaven.

My favorite cask of the night had to be the one in the lead image above. It was called Anger, and it was made with some very hot ingredients—Scorpion Peppers and Carolina Reaper Peppers. How hot are those? Well, a Habanero pepper weighs in at 350 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). A Ghost Pepper weighs in at a range of 850,000 SHU to about 1 Million SHU. The Scorpion peppers? 1.2 Million to 2 Million SHU. And those Reapers are heavy hitters, weighing in at somewhere between 1.4 Million SHU and 2.2 Million SHU. Shit was hot, bro. Like, linger in your throat for 15 minutes hot. But it was such an interesting cask, that I loved it. I did not go back for seconds, though, lol.

Check out the pictures from the fest, and the kickass taster glass they included in the ticket purchase! Only on Instagram!

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Two Roads Brewing Company: Lil’ Heaven: Anger Cask . Last night I went to a cask fest, and I managed to find a nice Windowsill there! . If you’ve been following my sill for a while, you know that @tworoadsbrewing is one of my favorite local breweries. When I heard they were having a cask fest featuring 30 different Two Roads casks and 4 firkins of specialty ciders, I was all in. The festival itself was lots of fun. The beer casks were phenomenal, many of which you can see in the photos above. . For me, the highlight of the night was the set of Heaven or Hell casks. Each set of adjunct ingredients was used—in the same amounts, too—in casks using Two Roads’ Road 2 Ruin DIPA, and Lil’ Heaven Session IPA. The theme was, of course, “which road will you choose?” Most of the time I chose Road 2 Ruin, as it is one of my favorite DIPAs, but sometimes I went with the angel on my shoulder and chose the Lil’ Heaven. . My favorite cask of the night had to be the one in the lead image above. It was called Anger, and it was made with some very hot ingredients—Scorpion Peppers and Carolina Reaper Peppers. How hot are those? Well, a Habanero pepper weighs in at 350 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). A Ghost Pepper weighs in at a range of 850,000 SHU to about 1 Million SHU. The Scorpion peppers? 1.2 Million to 2 Million SHU. And those Reapers are heavy hitters, weighing in at somewhere between 1.4 Million SHU and 2.2 Million SHU. Shit was hot, bro. Like, linger in your throat for 15 minutes hot. But it was such an interesting cask, that I loved it. I did not go back for seconds, though, lol. . Anyway, check out the pictures from the fest, and the kickass taster glass they included in the ticket purchase! . ABV: 4.8%, IBU: N/A, Cask Fest Only . @untappd says: Unavailable

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Trillium Brewing Company: Cacao Day & Night

Trillium Brewing Company: Cacao Day & Night

Style: Blonde Barleywine

Special Notes: Brewed with Barrington Coffee Roasting Company cold brew coffee, and Goodnow Farms cacao nibs.

Hops: Hop extract

Malts: Pilsner, Abbey, Turbinado Sugar

ABV: 10.0%

IBU: N/A

Availability: Columbus

@untappd says: 4.03/5

Now I’m gonna have Kid Cudi stuck in my head all day.

Have you ever had a coffee barleywine? I’ve purchased two in my life—counting this year’s Bourbon County Brand release—but Trillium Brewing Company’s Cacao Day & Night is the first one I’ve actually ever tried. It’s definitely unique, but if you can get over the fact that you’re not used to tasting coffee in a beer outside of a stout, you’ll find a really robustly flavored barleywine that’s really enjoyable to sip.

Trillium Brewing Company: Cacao Day & Night
Cacao and coffee? Not in a stout? OK, baby! (Credit: Martin Stezano/Beers on Windowsills)

I picked this one up on my trip to Trillium’s canton location couple of weeks ago, but I lost it in the back of my fridge. Don’t you hate when that happens? Anyway, it’s from the Day & Night series of coffee barleywines that Trillium has been putting out for a minute now. However, the variants of this brew usually involve different types of coffee. The coffee used in this one comes from frequent contributor Barrington Coffee Roasting Company, but the key ingredient is the cacao nibs from Goodnow Farms. This one is wonderful on the nose, and the flavors really push through too. Like I said, it’s a little weird when coffee isn’t in a deep dark porter or stout, but I really liked this one.

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Castle Island Brewing Company: Social Studies: Amarillo

Castle Island Brewing Company: Social Studies: Amarillo

Style: Imperial New England IPA

Hops: Galaxy, Citra, Nelson and Mosaic

ABV: 7.8%

IBU: N/A

Availability: Rotating

@untappd says: 3.84/5

Middle school Me to adult Me: You’re writing a post about how good social studies is? Who have you become, man?

Because of all the awesome Trillium Brewing Company beers I bought on my craft brewery road trip two weeks ago, I’m still getting around to posting about the other awesome breweries I hit up with my buddy, the Galley Cookin’ Beer Snob. Today, I want to talk to you a bit about Castle Island Brewing Company. It was the second stop on our tour, and we weren’t there for very long—just took a quick look around and bought cans—but I was pretty happy with the spot, and the beer I took home.

Castle Island Brewing Company: Social Studies: Amarillo
Does this label take you back to middle school, or what? (Credit: Martin Stezano/Beers on Window Sills)

The coolest thing going on at Castle Island while we were there was the Can derby. I’m not sure the rules, or how it all works with the signups and such, but a large space within the brewery was used to create a race course, and entrants made cars out of beer cans to battle it out for supremacy. You can see one of the cars in the photos below. It was pretty awesome, and makes me definitely want to go back to CIB when I have more time to spend there.

About the social studies: It’s a rotating series of single hop hazy IPAs from CIB, from which eight beers have been released: Citra, Ella, El Dorado, Simcoe, Ekuanot, Azacca, Mosaic and Amarillo. I managed to grab a four-pack of the Amarillo, and I was pretty happy with it. The Amarillo hop produces some great tropical aromas and notes of ripe Mandarin orange. I dug it. Didn’t mind doing the homework on this one at all. I also picked up a four-pack of the Dream Police, a spiced porter, that I’ll review down the road sometime.

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. Castle Island Brewing Company: Social Studies: Amarillo . Middle school Me to adult Me: You’re writing a post about how good social studies is? Who have you become, man? . Because of all the awesome @trilliumcanton beers I bought on my craft brewery road trip two weeks ago, I’m still getting around to posting about the other awesome breweries I hit up with my buddy, @galleycookinbeersnob. Today, I want to talk to you a bit about Castle Island Brewing Company. It was the second stop on our tour, and we weren’t there for very long—just took a quick look around and bought cans—but I was pretty happy with the spot, and the beer I took home. . The coolest thing going on at Castle Island while we were there was the Can derby. I’m not sure the rules, or how it all works with the signups and such, but a large space within the brewery was used to create a race course, and entrants made cars out of beer cans to battle it out for supremacy. You can see one of the cars in the photos below. It was pretty awesome, and makes me definitely want to go back to CIB when I have more time to spend there. . About the social studies: It’s a rotating series of single hop hazy IPAs from CIB, from which eight beers have been released: Citra, Ella, El Dorado, Simcoe, Ekuanot, Azacca, Mosaic and Amarillo. I managed to grab a four-pack of the Amarillo, and I was pretty happy with it. The Amarillo hop produces some great tropical aromas and notes of ripe Mandarin orange. I dug it. Didn’t mind doing the homework on this one at all. I also picked up a four-pack of the Dream Police, a spiced porter, that I’ll review down the road sometime. . ABV: 7.8%, IBU: 40, Rotating availability . @untappd says: 3.84/5

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Outer Light Brewing Company: Punching the Ocean

Outer Light Brewing Company: Punching the Ocean and flight

Style: Imperial New England IPA

Hops: Galaxy, Citra, Nelson and Mosaic

ABV: 8.7%

IBU: N/A

Availability: LImited

@untappd says: 3.94/5

Sometimes the ocean needs to get put in its place!

As I keep mentioning, I went on a big ol’ beer road trip a couple of weeks ago. My buddy, @galleycookinbeersnob and I spent an entire Saturday traveling around Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, hitting up as many breweries as we could get to. Our final stop was Groton, CT’s Outer Light Brewing Company.

Outer Light Brewing Company: Punching the Ocean
Tell me you haven’t punched the ocean before… I’d call you a liar. (Credit: Martin Stezano/Beers on Window Sills)

We started out with a flight, which you see up on that nice in-house Windowsill at the brewery. I tried the Bring In the Dancing Lobsters (a cherry milk stout), the Libation Propaganda (a coffee stout), the SUBduction (an IPA with El Dorado, Citra, Citra Lupulin Powder and Equinox hops) and today’s official Windowsill beer (keep scrolling), the Punching the Ocean—a double IPA dry-hopped with Galaxy, Citra, Nelson and Mosaic.

The taproom itself was cool—I wish I had more time to chill out there—and all of the beer was really tasty. I definitely recommend this place if you’re in the Groton area. Have a flight or two and take home some cans!

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Grey Sail Brewing of RI: Wheelhouse Series: S.O.S. and The Pearl

Grey Sail Brewing of RI: Wheelhouse Series S.O.S.

Style: New England IPA

Wet Hops: Ekuanot

Dry Hops: Vic secret, Bru-1, Topaz

ABV: 6.0%

IBU: N/A

Availability: No longer in production

@untappd says: 3.8/5

Grey Sail Brewing of RI: Wheelhouse Series: S.O.S.

Two weekends ago, I took a beer road trip with my buddy, Galley Cookin’ Beer Snob. We started with by driving to Trillium Brewing Company in Canton, and we ended up hitting up several other breweries on the way home. One of those breweries was Rhode Island’s Grey Sail Brewing of RI. We didn’t stay for long, just long enough to check out their unique taproom, drink a couple of pints and scarf down a pizza, but it was a freaking awesome place.

First of all, the taproom. You can see from the photo—check out the Instagram post below—that it basically looks like a house. Guess what… it looks like a house on the inside, too. I’m pretty sure that’s because it’s built in an old house. I mean, check out that Windowsill!

Grey Sail Brewing of RI: Wheelhouse Series The Pearl
Grey Sail Brewing of RI: Wheelhouse Series The Pearl on the Windowsill. (Credit: Martin Stezano/Beers on Window Sills)

As I mentioned, the beers were pretty solid. Both of the pints you see on the Windowsill above are part of Greysail’s Wheelhouse Creative Ale Series. In 2018, Greysail decided to create a new, limited edition beer every two months.

The first photo you see is of the S.O.S., which was the third release in the series. It’s a New England IPA hopped with Ekuanot, and dry-hopped with Vic Secret, Bru-1 and Topaz. Super juicy and hazy! The second beer is The Pearl, which was the fifth in the series. It’s not just a stout—it’s an oyster stout, made with Watch Hill oysters. Don’t forget the Cacao nibs and vanilla beans, too.

I managed to snag a couple of take home cans and bottles, but I’ll show you guys those another day. If you haven’t checked out Greysail, make sure you do. Great brews, and an awesome place!

Check out some cool photos from my stop. The taproom is unreal!

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. Grey Sail Brewing of RI: Wheelhouse Series: S.O.S. and The Pearl . Two weekends ago, I took a beer road trip with my buddy, @galleycookinbeersnob. We started with by driving to @trilliumcanton, and we ended up hitting up several other breweries on the way home. One of those breweries was Rhode Island’s @greysail. We didn’t stay for long, just long enough to check out their unique taproom, drink a couple of pints and scarf down a pizza, but it was a freaking awesome place. . First of all, the taproom. You can see from the photo—scroll, please—that it basically looks like a house. Guess what… it looks like a house on the inside, too. I’m pretty sure that’s because it’s built in an old house. I mean, check out that Windowsill! . As I mentioned, the beers were pretty solid. Both of the pints you see on the Windowsill above are part of Greysail’s Wheelhouse Creative Ale Series. In 2018, Greysail decided to create a new, limited edition beer every two months. . The first photo you see is of the S.O.S., which was the third release in the series. It’s a New England IPA hopped with Ekuanot, and dry-hopped with Vic Secret, Bru-1 and Topaz. Super juicy and hazy! The second beer is The Pearl, which was the fifth in the series. It’s not just a stout—it’s an oyster stout, made with Watch Hill oysters. Don’t forget the Cacao nibs and vanilla beans, too. . I managed to snag a couple of take home cans and bottles, but I’ll show you guys those another day. If you haven’t checked out Greysail, make sure you do. Great brews, and an awesome place! . S.O.S.—ABV: 7.5%, IBU: N/A, Limited availability. @untappd says: 3.82/5 The Pearl—ABV: 6.0%, IBU: N/A, Limited availability. @untappd says: 3.8/5

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Butterfly Bakery: Craft Beer Hot Sauces

Butterfly Bakery hot sauces

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.

Butterfly Bakery hot sauces.
Take a closer look at these awesome sauces! (Credit: Martin Stezano/Beers on Windowsills)

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!

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. Butterfly Bakery: Craft Beer Hot Sauces . 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 @butterflybakeryvt 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 @alch3mistb33r), the Red Heady (the “owner’s reserve” also made with Alchemist), the Habañero Lime Switchback (made with @switchbackbeer) and the Peppercorn Porter (made with @queencitybrewery). . 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!

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