We have 8 "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. Green jalapeños, organic white vinegar, The Alchemist's Heady Topper IPA, salt. 🔥🔥🔥
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. Maple wood smoked red jalapeños, organic white vinegar, Eastman Long & Sons pure Vermont maple syrup, St. Johnsbury Distillery Maple Rum, salt. 🔥🔥🔥
Vienna Lager 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. Red Serranos, organic white vinegar, Von Trapp Vienna Lager, organic ground yellow mustard seed, salt. 🔥🔥🔥
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... Red habaneros, organic white vinegar, Switchback Ale, organic lime juice, salt. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
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! Red jalapeños, organic white vinegar, garlic scapes, Eastman Long & Sons pure Vermont maple syrup, salt. 🔥🔥🔥
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. Red habaneros, organic white vinegar, salt. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
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! Red serranos, organic white vinegar, maple wood smoked onions, salt. 🔥🔥🔥
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. Green jalapeños, organic white vinegar, onions, cilantro, salt. 🔥🔥🔥
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. 🚫🔥
#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. 🔥🔥🔥
#2002 Beer Pickle - Queen City Brewery's Argument IPA provides a hoppy balance to the Vermont dill, garlic, and jalapeños. This medium hot sauce is excellent with fish & chips, burgers and giant salads. 🔥🔥🔥
#2003 Cucumber Jalapeno Lime - Our Cucumber Jalapeno Lime Hot Sauce will brighten up any dish. It makes a great marinade or quick soup addition. It tastes great on avocados or as a dipper for grilled shrimp. 🔥🔥🔥
#2004 Ghost Verde Jerk - This is a lively and complex sauce with notes of allspice and cinnamon. the ghost peppers take the jalapeño heat up a notch while the smoked onion and Vermont maple syrup round the sauce out. It's great with sandwiches, chicken and fruit. 🔥🔥🔥🔥
#2005 Horseradish Hot Mustard - Kick you once, kick you twice, and kick you once more. This sauce is full of kick, but somehow it all rounds out in a smooth balance of hot saucy goodness. This punchy hot sauce is great on hot dogs, eggs and tofu. 🔥🔥🔥🔥
#2008 Smoked Onion Red Poblano - Sometimes you want full flavor with just a touch of heat. We blended fully ripe red poblanos with smoked red onions for a mellow take on our most popular Maple Wood Smoked Onion Hot Sauce. this sauce is great in soups, on pizza, and with burgers. 🔥
#2009 Ginger Lime Montpeculier Mule - Inspired by a Moscow Mule cocktail and our own peculiar town, this ginger lime jalapeño hot sauce is made with Montpelier's Bar Hill Gin from Caledonia Sports. It goes wonderfully with avocados, spring rolls and grilled fish. 🔥🔥🔥
#2010 Fermented Jalapeno Ginger Garlic - A nice bit of ferment plus ginger, garlic and maple richness makes this a perfect sauce for noodle stir fries and pork dumplings. The layers of flavor also go great with rice and squash. 🔥🔥🔥
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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