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Dogfish Head is known for (as their motto would suggest) off-centered ales. The latest Sam Calagione and crew concocted is Hoo Lawd, the hoppiest beer ever documented. As a little primer, the average IPA clocks in somewhere in the sub-100 IBU (International Bittering Units) range. Hoo Lawd is a tad higher, landing at 658 IBUs. While there are other beers that claim the title (Mikkeller’s 1000 IBU comes to mind), Hoo Lawd is the first with scientific confirmation of its hoppy prowess. Many claim the human threshold is around 100 IBUs, so if you want to find out for yourself, you can head to Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on December 2 to sample Hoo Lawd, as that’s when it’s being tapped.

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Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.