moody-tonge-brewing-truffle-beer

With around 3,000 breweries in the United States, it’s tough for the new guy to stand out. Jared Rouben (formerly of Goose Island) is doing just that with his latest venture Moody Tongue. The Chicago-based brewery just unveiled a 5% ABV lager that’s made with shaved Australian black truffle and it will run $120 a bottle. Not simply a marketing gimmick, the brewery is setting its sights on “culinary brewing” where they marry beer and food (Rouben is also a former chef). The truffles used were shaved by hand, and since pilsners are crisp and clean, the flavor of the truffle really stands out and makes for a complex brew.

Pappy-Van-Winkle-Hot-Sauce

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.