We have 9 "big" flavors of hot sauce that are available year round and in stores. 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.
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The Big Craft Beer/Spirit 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 Rum Chipotle - Gosh, I love bringing folks favorites into the big leagues. This hot sauce is a warm hug of St Johnsbury Distillery's Maple Rum, Vermont jalapenos that we maple wood smoke ourselves, and a sweet splash of pure Vermont maple syrup. This makes for a great pizza and chili sauce.🔥🔥🔥
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 Vermont serranos. 🔥🔥🔥
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. 🔥🔥🔥
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 4-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. 2-time Hot Pepper Award Winner and featured on Season 7 of Hot Ones! 🔥🔥🔥
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:
#1931 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. 🚫🔥
#1936 Dirty Pickle - This is a thoroughly dill pickle rich hot sauce with a deep gingery undertone from Citizen Cider’s Dirty Mayor ginger hard cider. It tastes great on summer salads, hard boiled eggs and burgers. 🔥🔥🔥
#1946 Chocolate Maple Ghost - This sweet, dark Chocolate Maple Ghost hot sauce is flowery and intense. It's got multiple layers of flavor that pair perfectly with chicken, beans, or ice cream. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
#1951 Different Peppers #1 - It's amazing how different different chili peppers taste. Our "Different Peppers" series will show off the widely varying flavors of some of the less-used peppers that grow on Vermont farms. This less-hot blend of peppers tastes great with stir fries, bloody marias and chicken.🔥🔥
#1952 Ghost Hop Swarm - This blazingly hot hot sauce starts with the delicate honey flower flavor of Havoc Meadery's dry hopped mead. Then it builds to sharp and lingering burn of Vermont golden ghost peppers. this is an excellent sauce for cheese, black beans and tacos with cilantro. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
#1956 Hotter Red Ghost Reaper - We blended some of the hottest peppers that our farmers could grow. The flavor starts with notes of honey and flowers but then ramps up to, "What were you thinking?" and heads straight over to "I hate you right now." Enjoy! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
#1957 So Not Hot Sauce - So Not Hot Sauce is made with a habanada pepper, which has all the flavor of a tropical burn-your-face-off pepper, but with none of the heat. So you feel like you'll get kicked in the face, but then... you don't! Kind of like if Lucy actually left the ball there for Charlie. 🚫🔥
#1958 Cranberry Schwarzbier - Queen City Brewery's Schwarzbier adds a malty undercurrent to their tangy, bright, cranberry hot sauce. This medium hot sauce is fantastic on burritos, red meats and soups. 🔥🔥🔥
#1959 Rum Barrel Fermented Smoked Jalapeno - This deep, richly wooded, and multi-layered hot sauce will keep you coming back for more. We smoked Vermont jalapeños over maple wood, stuffed them into a St. Johnsbury Distillery rum barrel to ferment and then cooked them up into this blissfully smoky hot sauce. 🔥🔥🔥 This cannot be included in the discounted mixed case. Sorry!
#1960 Squash Gose - This sauce has it all. Floral, bright overtones. Silky, rich undertones. And then a slice of habanero heat cutting right through it all. I honestly don't know what happened with this one, but I like it and I want more of it. Enjoy it on beans, meat, cheese, and pasta. 🔥🔥🔥🔥
#1961 Habanero Salsa - Sometimes you want salsa. Sometimes you want hot sauce. Sometimes you want both. May we introduce you to habanero salsa hot sauce? This is brimming with Vermont produce and salsa deliciousness. Enjoy on nachos, burritos, soup, and cheese. 🔥🔥🔥
The Exception to the Rule
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. 🔥🔥🔥
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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