Somewhat fresh off the plane from Good Beer Week Melbourne, Goodtimes ploughed head on into the new Northbridge Brewing Company ‘Chilli Beer’. The beer was launched this afternoon as part of the NBC’s Chilli week that includes a themed food menu that the NBC is becoming famous for.
The Chilli beer is based on the NBC Lager with added Birds Eye chilli’s that were donated by local hot sauce maker Firehorse. Admittedly, it’s not a style of beer that I would normally drink however I do love chilli. Tasting shows the a chilli heat that is drinkable and has touches of capsicum sweetness.
NBC Chilli week also showcases a range of palate punishing dishes from Chilli Buffalo Wings, Sloppy José Burgers and an 18″ Heatseeker Meatball sub that has all of the Firehorse sauces in ascending heat. The real fun to had with friends is the Russian Roulette Sliders.
Who will get the Trinadad Scorpion, the second hottest chilli in the world, hot sauce slider?
I thought that washing down hot food with a chilli beer would be a challenge but with a group of friends this quickly had tables filled with riotous laughter and sweaty brows. This can be shared through the event hashtag #NBCchilliface and the Goodtimes chilli face can be experience can be found on Instagram.
The NBC Chilli week runs until the Monday 1st June and as a bonus the palete cleansing, limited release NBC Saison is still available on tap.