Monday, April 5, 2010

Episode 12: Chili Beer, Cave Creek (Mexicali Brewery)

April 5, 2010
Review #12

Brewery: Mexicali Brewery, orginally the now defunct Cave Creek
Beer: American Style Lager
Beersperts: Scott B, Joby J, Adam H
Beerspert Panel Rating: 3.0
Available: Worldwide

Notes from the brewery:
For Crazy Ed Chilleen, of Cave Creek, Arizona, (Pop.1328 including coyotes and cattle) beer was much too important to be trusted to outsiders. So, in 1989, he started brewing his own beer. The town was suspicious. And became even more so when an entire brewery arrived in crates at the foot of Black Mountain, along with a German named Arnold. But after the first batch the people began to come around. The beer was good, damn good, So good in fact, the yuppies started driving in from all over to try it.
Something had to be done, So , whenever one of them whined for a "wedge of lime" Ed started putting a hot Serrano chili pepper into the beer instead. Amazingly, about 2 out of ten actually liked the stuff. Surely, thought Ed, the Eighties had come to close.

Today the Brewery in Cave Creek is closed but Chili Beer Lives on and is being made in Tecate, Mexico and being distributed worldwide.

ABV: 4.7%
CAL (12oz):

Scott B
Like licking asphalt on a hot sunny day. A good beer for parents to give to their teenagers to discourage them from drinking. I can't even finish one.
Rating: 1

Joby J
I don't taste any beer, just PEPPER! It's like drinking jalapeno juice. No beer flavor. I can only see someone drinking this on a dare.
Rating: 4

Adam H "Chef"
The flavor is spiciness, a Serrano chili floating in the beer. The actual beer has less flavor then Miller Lite. By far one of the worst beers I've ever had. Drink it for novelties sake.
Rating: 4

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