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 Cask and Genersaucity hot sauces).
New! 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 frys 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
Vermont Habs - Nothing but Vermont's beautiful, fruity, kick you in the face habanero peppers, organic white vinegar and salt. This one is plenty hot.
Smoked Onion - This is our newest "big" hot sauce. We maplewood smoke Vermont onions and cook them up with red Vermont jalapenos. This is a truly spectacular hot sauce that might just be my new favorite.
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:
#1622 So Not Hot Sauce - The trinidad seasoning peppers has all the tropical flavor of a trinidad varietal, but zero heat. It tastes like it will kick you in the face and then it just doesn't. This is a fantastic hot sauce for kids, and those who just don't want a kick in the face.
#1632 Mon Petit Chou - The French have made cabbage into a word of endearment, so we made it into a hot sauce! This is a earthy, supportive medium hot jalapeno hot sauce that goes great on egg rolls, marinades, and picnic salads of all varieties.
Genersaucity - #1633 Honey, Please - A year ago, The Tragically Hip announced that their lead singer, Gord Downie, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. %@&# cancer! Our 2nd Genersaucity is a lovely Vermont honey sweetened, cayenne & hot wax pepper blend and 100% of the net profits will go to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research at Sunnybrook. Let the music bring us together to defeat cancer! (Because it is a fundraiser, there is no case discount available).
#1634 Ginger Maple Rum - Dunc’s Mill Maple Rum and True Love Farm’s ginger and jalapenos make for a lively, yet well rounded medium hot sauce. This hot sauce is great in stirfries, marinades and in mixed drinks.
#1635 Hopped Cider Carrot - This is a seriously Vermont terroir medium hot sauce. We used Maple Wind Farm green jalapenos, then we cooked in 100% local apple dry-hopped hard cider from Stowe Cider, deliciously sweet Bear Roots Farm carrots, and Vermont made, Vermont apple cider vinegar from Artesano. Someday we’ll figure out how to harvest salt here too.
#1640 Scape Sauce - This is not actually a hot sauce as it contains no heat or peppers. But 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.
#1639 Garlic Honey Mustard - You know when all your favorite flavors combine in one place and you get so excited that you just have to get out there and grill a sausage, top it with said flavors, then crack open your favorite craft beer with your favorite people while you and your crew enjoy the awesomeness? Oh no? Just me? Well this medium hot jalapeno hot sauce hot sauce is that. Trust.
#1712 Elderflower Ghost - Right before ghost peppers hit you in the face with their intense heat, you can taste an amazingly delicate flowery flavor that dances beautifully with the rich bouquet of Dunc’s Mill Elderflower Rum. Our most popular ghost pepper hot sauce tastes great on turkey sandwiches and fancy cheeses.
#1716 Ghost Reaper - What’s better than the hottest of the hot hot peppers blended with the even hotter of the hot hot peppers? When they’re packed with the flavor of the terroir of Vermont. This blends Dutchess Farm golden ghost peppers with Stillmeadow Garden's Carolina reapers. This hot sauce will delight your palate before it burns your mother-loving face off.
The Exception to the Rule (Limit 2 bottles per person):
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 Topper 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 (if you order more, I will glower in your general direction and cancel your order).
See a video of when The Alchemist's owner John Kimmich came out to our old location make some Heady Pepper Owners Reserve.
Shipping is free for orders over $50! And $9.99 for all smaller orders.
You want your order approximately yesterday, right? Well, it's a good thing that we love getting your order out of our hands and into yours as fast as possible! That's why, if you order before our mail carrier comes by (usually between noon and 3), we usually get your order out the very same day.
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.