You may be familiar with sriracha – you know, that hot sauce currently taking over the culinary world by storm, and used by chefs to make anything from a fiery mayonnaise dip and glazing hot wings to spicing up a stir-fry? What you may not know is that California-based Huy Fong Foods, responsible for pioneering the hot sauce’s popularity in the United States, has teamed up with Newport, Oregon-headquartered Rogue Ales to create a sriracha-inspired beer – and the Rogue Sriracha HOT Stout is finally available in Singapore.
Hot sauce maker Huy Fong Foods was founded in California in 1980 by David Tran of Vietnamese descent, but the hot sauce that catapulted the brand into fame is actually named after Si-racha, a town in northern Thailand (which we presume was famous for its own take on hot sauce). Huy Fong’s version of sriracha (pronounced “see-rah-cha”) was previously made with Serrano peppers, but today uses Jalapeño peppers.
Rogue Sriracha HOT Stout is a collaboration with Huy Fong Foods, the world-renowned brand behind the iconic Sriracha hot chili sauce in its familiar clear bottle and green cap. The stout comes in one of those colourful silk screened bottles Rogue Ales normally uses for its specialty beers – remember bright pink-hued ones used for their Voodoo Doughnut collaborations? – and even resembles an actual Huy Fong Foods sriracha hot sauce bottle. As for the beer, it is made with ingredients that come from Rogue’s own farms and the hot sauce added.
Well, it tastes exactly what it sounds like – an American stout infused with a spice kick, and Rogue Ales recommends it to pair with pasta, pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, and chow mein.
Beerstyle Distribution, which holds the distribution rights for Rogue Ales beers here in Singapore, has confirmed that the Rogue Sriracha HOT Stout should be available at specialty beer stores from this weekend. Beerstyle Distribution director Winston Kwang has revealed that only eight cases have been made available for this market – that’s 96 bottles in total – so you might want to hurry if you want to try some of this hot stuff.
Bonus: We recommend you to pair it with orh-luak (oyster omelette).
Bonus 2: Ironically, Huy Fong Food’s Sriracha hot chili sauce is not officially available for sale in Singapore.
Maker: Rogue Ales
Volume: 750ml bottle