This week's Sunday Night Suds makes a return trip to Jailbreak Brewery and reviews Welcome to Scoville - Jalapeno IPA.
As mentioned in last week's Sunday Night Suds, one of the most recent breweries to received kosher certification is the Laurel, Maryland based Jailbreak Brewing. Although this brewery is less than a year old, they have put together a diverse selection of brews and they clearly are not afraid to push the envelope with the flavor combinations.
As tonight we engaged in the American tradition of hosting a Super Bowl (or is it Big Game?) party for our kids, it seemed fitting that Mrs KB and I would have some kind of beer that could stand up to buffalo wings, franks in blankets, spicy fries and other SB nosh. Enter the Welcome to Scoville, an IPA brewed with Jalapenos and influenced by spices including cilantro.
The beer has some notes of an IPA, but the Jalapeno was very much present and amplified the kick from the wings. At points I was wondering whether the kick I felt after taking a break from eating was from the wings or the beer. At the end I was able to isolate that the kick was from the spicy wings, but it just goes to show you how well the beer went with the party food.
The Welcome to Scoville IPA is certified kosher by the Star-K and there is a Star-K on the can. Click here (www.star-k.org/directory/comp-k.asp?src=&compid=SEEDVZ8M ) for a copy of the LOC showing which of the Jailbreak products are certified kosher. You can also click here (jailbreakbrewing.com) to see their website and to use their locator to find their products. As mentioned in last week's post, Jailbreak is currently only selling in the MD area, but I am hopeful that we will see them in NY/NJ area before too long.
Although this brewery is less than a year old, they already have a following on Beer Advocate and you can click www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/34426/118519 to see their thoughts on the Jalapeno IPA.
As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver.
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