So there I was performing my domestic duties – mixing cocktails, fixing dinner, and whatnot. When all of a sudden, from the living room, I hear what can only be described as a cross between a cry of anguish and a squeal of delight.
I rushed in to find my husband looking a little . . . well . . . odd.
He looked up at me and said. “Two Roads has a firkin of jalapeño pilsner pouring right now.”
He’s lounging in his comfy pants and I've got dinner on the stove. And I’m like, “What the duck! Let’s go!” I didn't really say “duck”, but I’m trying to keep it clean here.
He’s like, “Damn, now I have to get dressed again.”
But dressed he got, dinner was put on hold and we headed out the door.
The next thing I know, I’m seated at the bar in the tasting room of Two Roads Brewery with a cold beer in front me.
The firkin was filled with Ol’ Factory Pils (5.0% ABV) that had been infused with jalapeño. One hot pepper had been soaking in that beer for a week and a half and the result was waiting patiently in front of me.
The aroma was pleasantly peppery and mildly spicy. Tempting.
The clear golden lager was topped with a thick head of bright white head. The unusually hoppy pilsner was enhanced by a mild peppery bite of jalapeño. The brew wasn't too spicy but enough to leave behind a pleasant capsaicin burn that built up with each sip. It never amounted to a real burn, though.
The casked jalapeño pils was light, wonderful, and perfectly spicy. What a fantastic beer! I could drink it all day and all night long.
Awesomeness in a glass!