We have 9 "big" flavors of hot sauce that are available year round and in stores (5 made with Vermont craft beers and 4 teetotalers). All other flavors are made in small ever changing 24-150 bottle batches on our stove. If you like a microbatch flavor, buy a lot, because it might never be made again. It's fun to keep you on your toes that way.
The hot sauces all come in those standard 5oz hot sauce bottles. As for ingredients, these are all vinegar based hot sauces with no gums or fillers. The ingredients (besides Vermont grown peppers, organic white vinegar and salt) are generally right there in the title. Send us a quick email if you need more specific details on a given flavor.
Are you wondering why a bakery is making hot sauce? Or who are the fine farmers who are growing the peppers that give our hot sauces their great flavors? Check out our Hot Sauce Story.
We've added cases! Save 25% on a full case purchase. If you would like a mixed flavor case, specify which flavors in a note a checkout. (Excluding Rum Barrel Fermented hot sauce). Do you want a mixed case, but don't know what you want? Choose the We-Pick case and we'll choose the flavors for you! You'll still save 25%.
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The Big Craft Beer Hot Sauce Flavors:
Heady Pepper - Made with the world famous Heady Topper IPA, this medium hot hot sauce is made with green jalapenos and will deliver you right up to hop sauce heaven. 🔥🔥🔥
Maple Garlic Stout - 14th Star’s Maple Breakfast Stout brings a rich depth to this “more than a sriracha” hot sauce. This medium hot jalapeno hot sauce is excellent on spring rolls, stir fries and fancy burgers.🔥🔥🔥
Habanero Lime Switchback - Switchback’s well balanced, smooth, signature ale rounds out the lively kick of Vermont grown habaneros and organic lime juice. This hot sauce with a burn is great on tacos, cocktails and seafood. Or, you know, everywhere... 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Peppercorn Porter - Peppercorn Porter attacks twice - first with the jalapenos and then with an uppercut of black pepper. But then it soothes you with the sumptuous malt from the lovely Yorkshire Porter from Queen City Brewery. This medium hot sauce is great on eggs, steaks and in a Bloody Mary. 🔥🔥🔥
Apple Apple Maple Apple - This medium hot jalapeno hot sauce is full to the brim with Vermont. Made with apple cider vinegar, hard apple cider, actual apples and just a touch of dark maple syrup - all grown in our Green Mountain State. The only things missing are the covered bridge and the cow. 🔥🔥🔥
The Big Non-Beer Hot Sauce Flavors:
Maple Sugar Shack Sriracha - Garlicky maple sweet heat. This is one of our most popular hot sauces and is made with some spectacular red jalapenos, organic garlic scapes and pure Vermont maple syrup. Also a 2-time Hot Pepper Award Winner! 🔥🔥🔥
Vermont Habs - Habaneros grown in Vermont's lush soil mean that our hot sauces deliver just as much flavor as heat. The subtle fruitiness of habaneros grown just for us isn't masked by sweeteners, gums and other stuff that you don't want. Vermont Habs is a fabulous habit. 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Smoked Onion - This started as a one off batch flavor. Then folks wanted another batch. And another. It was around the fourth "one off batch" that we realized that maple wood smoked onions and Vermont grown chili peppers makes for some fabulous hot sauce. Also a 2-time Hot Pepper Award Winner! 🔥🔥🔥
Cilantro Onion - straight forward with mid-level heat this is our signature "use on anything and everything" hot sauce made with green jalapenos, robust cilantro and sweet Vermont onions.🔥🔥🔥
The Micro Batches:
#1745 Follow Me Genersaucity Hot Sauce - In 2014 Josh Pollatta lost his struggle with PTSD after returning from Afghanistan. The fund set up in his honor is dedicated to helping veterans by giving them the tools to support reintegration and resiliency and help them sustain full and healthy lives. Follow Me Genersaucity Hot Sauce is made with 14th Star Brewery’s Follow Me IPA, serranos and white pepper It's great on burritos, eggs and burgers, and 100% of the profits go to the Josh Pallotta Fund. 🔥🔥🔥
#1756 Scape Sauce - This is not actually a hot sauce as it contains no heat or peppers. I make it just like I make the hot sauces, but with garlic scapes instead of peppers (scapes are the lovely green curly cues that grow above ground on a garlic plant). The vibrant garlic flavor of the part of the garlic plant that farmers usually turn back into the soil makes for a thick and versatile sauce.
#1766 Vienna Beer Mustard - We make hot sauce. We make mustard. We love good beer. It took us surprisingly long to realize that we really ought to be making a beer mustard hot sauce. So we did. And it was good. On sausage. On pizza. On salad. And on burgers. This condiment of perfection is made with von Trapp Brewery Vienna Style Lager and Dog River Farm red jalapenos. 🔥🔥🔥
#1768 Maple Rum Chipotle - Gosh I love bringing back folks favorite flavors. This hot sauce is a warm hug of Dunc’s Mill Maple Rum, pure Vermont maple syrup and Shadow Creek Farm jalapenos that we maple wood smoked ourselves. This makes for a great pizza and chili sauce.🔥🔥🔥
#1769 Jalapeno Shiitake - These shiitake mushrooms don’t overwhelm, but instead support the natural sweetness of the Shadow Creek red jalapenos. This is a balanced and versitile hot sauce that is particularly good in sauces, on pizza and on eggs.🔥🔥🔥
#1780 Garlic Chipotle - We maple wood smoked Shadow Creek Farm jalapenos on our front porch then blended them up with some excellent Eastview Farm garlic scapes. This umami rich hot sauce is wonderful on burritos, charcuterie, and pizza.🔥🔥🔥
#1781 Partners and Pairings - Much like how Vermont Fresh Network brings food growers and food makers together, this hot sauce is here to enhance relationships - to your food and the folks who create it. 100% of the proceeds from this hot sauce will be donated to VFN’s Conference Grant Program. This lemon, cucumber, serrano hot sauce is made to pair with meats, cheeses, fish and roast veggies.🔥🔥🔥
#1783 Horseradish Ghost - Because one of the world’s hottest peppers wasn’t enough, we decided to kick you in the face in a whole new way by adding horseradish. This sinus opening hot sauce is great on chicken, cheese and your enemy's eyeballs.🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
#1784 Carrot Carrot Ginger Beer - This is a fun and full bodied hot sauce. Halyard Brewing’s Tempest Ginger Beer brings a rich darkness to Shadow Creek Farm’s Bulgarian Carrot pepper. This medium hot sauce is great on avocado toast, beans and softshell tacos. 🔥🔥🔥
The Exception to the Rule (Limit 2 bottles per person per batch):
We make special, exclusive batches of hot sauce for The Alchemist (maker of Heady Topper - one of the world's best IPA's). This used to be only available at The Alchemist's shop, but they are now letting us hold back a limited number of cases for sale on our website. These are only available until they run out and then won't be back until the next batch that we make for The Alchemist (usually every 1-2 months).
Red Heady - (AKA Heady Pepper Owner's Reserve) This is a hot sauce that we make specially for The Alchemist. We’ve crafted a custom blend of Vermont jalapenos and habaneros which mix beautifully with Heady Topper’s bright hoppiness and together deliver you right up to hop sauce heaven. Limit 2 bottles per person per month (if you order more, I will glower in your general direction and cancel your order). 🔥🔥🔥
Did you know that we're a FuegoBox All-Star? We've done custom hot sauces for Fuego's subscription box that you can't get anywhere else - even here! Check them out at https://www.fuegobox.com
Both our Maple Sugar Shack Sriracha and our Maple Wood Smoked Onion each won two Hot Pepper Awards and our whole company won the Hybrid Award for Innovation! We're especially proud of that last one because innovation is part of our ethos and it's pretty cool to see someone else recognize that!
See a video of when The Alchemist's owner John Kimmich came out to our old location make some Heady Pepper Owners Reserve.
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Everything ships from our bakery in Montpelier, Vermont and generally orders going to individuals go out via USPS and wholesale orders go out either via FedEx or USPS depending on size (Please note: Larger web orders may still ship out via FedEx - please contact us if you would prefer your order to ship via a particular carrier - additional charges may apply). USPS orders will get to you in 1-3 days from pickup and FedEx boxes will arrive in 1-5 days. Here are the maps from USPS and FedEx with shipping times. Any questions? Shoot me an email at Claire@ButterflyBakeryVT.com and let me answer them.