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FOUND: Hell ya! spicy brittle
by Laura Robin Jul 31, 2013 in Food & Drink | 0 comments
Bag of hot pepper brittle, made in Ottawa. (Photo: Pat McGrath)
What: West End Chiles Something Dark? Hell Ya! Brittle. This is an adult-only twist on old-fashioned peanut brittle, with vanilla, coffee and Beyond the Pale’s Darkness stout as well habanero peppers.
Why: It’s no accident that this brittle is sold at beer stores, among other places. Hot brittle, gulp of cold beer … start a wickedly addictive vicious cycle. Susan Ingram and Derryl Remus, the Kanata couple behind West End Chiles, got their start at the National Capital Craft Beer Festival last year and have been smoking hot ever since. “We’ve tried to stay tied to the beer industry,” says Remus. They even grow about 50 per cent of the hot peppers they use in their Kanata backyard.
Where: We found this bag at Broue Ha Ha, 867 St. René Blvd. West in Gatineau, but you can also find West End Chiles products at Bières de Monde in Aylmer, Chile Chilies in Manotick and at Urban Craft shows in Ottawa (the next one is Sept. 22 at the Glebe Community Centre.)
How much: $5.50 for a small, but extremely potent bag at Broue Ha Ha.
Other options: West End Chiles also makes chile jellies (how about some Tequila Lime Serrano jelly as a glaze on grilled chicken, served with a frosty margarita?), spice mixes that make great dips and cheese balls, and other brittles, including one with smoked almonds, another with pumpkin seeds and pumpkin ale, and a fourth that includes roasted pecans with bourbon.
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Great article on the Smoked Pol Grätzer that we were involved in: special thanks to my brother Brad and Beyond the Pale Brewing Co.
Awesome video of Albino Rhino and crew testing the Dark Ale Habanero Jelly (obviously its awesome cuz they liked it I'm not going to lie)