I know its been awhile since I posted, but I have been in the process of migrating over to a new hosting provider, and page formatting isn’t coming across right.
As it stands, I have a lot of reviews that are backlogged – and I want to start getting them out, so I thought I might as well post them…..starting with Crazy Ed’s Cave Creek Chili Beer.
How could I not try this, since it combines three of my favorite things – Beer, Chili and Crazy Ed.
Crazy Ed is a 75 year old restaurateur who started Cave Creek Chili Beer in 1992, where (they claim) they created the worlds first Chili Beer. A beer that even has a Serrano Pepper floating in the bottle.
The beer (and Crazy Ed) were even featured on The Food Network.
Crazy Ed’s Cave Creek Chili Beer
Nose – Straight green chili pepper. No hops or malt.
Taste – High on the chili spice, this overwhelming flavor hides anything you could be looking for from a beer. The green chili flavor itself is not as spicy as the video claims, but still has a little kick to it.
Overall – While this may be the original, I still give Flat Branch the edge in putting out a better product. This beer does pair well with steaks and Mexican food – so that is a bonus. I could see it being a very niche or novelty beer that wouldn’t work well with everyone. I thought the beer was average – but I could see this actually failing with some people.
I would give this a 2.5 out of 5 for general consumption and a 3 out of 5 if you are into spicy/flavorful beers.