Flying Dog’s Brewmaster Matt Brophy is a total hothead. He has always been fascinated by the distinct type of heat – from smoky sweetness to four-alarm fire – that individual peppers impart on food. Exploring that same dynamic alongside complementary flavors of oak, lime, peach, orange and coriander was a natural progression.
Introducing Flying Dog’s brand-new Heat Series. 2016 will feature:
- Oaked Chipotle Ale (February 15): The smoky spice of whole chipotle peppers meets toasted oak with hints of chicory and roasted malt.
- Ancho Lime Paradise Lager (May 15): Mild earthy spice invigorates a crisp, clean lager that finishes with a refreshing splash of lime.
- Carolina Reaper Peach IPA (August 15): This recently-deemed “hottest pepper in the world” has a very slight sweetness that is met by fresh peach and bold juicy fruit hops.
- Jalapeño White Ale (November 15): The fresh heat of the Jalapeño enhances the traditional Belgian wit elements of orange and coriander.
And on the heels of the Heat Series is Fever Dream Mango Habanero IPA, which will be a new year-round beer beginning March 1.
The evolution of Fever Dream is a progression that is quintessentially Flying Dog. The combination of sweet mango and bold habanero pepper has always been a favorite of brewers to add to casks of Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA. That inspired one brewer in particular to pitch a Mango Habanero IPA for the Brewhouse Rarities series. The concept immediately resonated with Brophy, and Brewhouse Rarities Mango Habanero IPA was released (for a limited time) in February 2014.
Fast-forward over two years and some of the craftiest beer bars in the country are still clamoring for that Mango Habanero IPA. Their prayers have been answered with Fever Dream.