Feeling hot hot hot: Ever fancied tasting chilli-flavoured beer?

Chilli-flavoured beer
Chilli-flavoured beer

Frosts Garden Centre in Woburn Sands has teamed up with the Concrete Cow Brewery to brew its very own chilli-flavoured beer; ‘Chilli Devil’, ready for this weekend’s Chilli Festival.

Chilli Devil is brewed in the usual way with barley, whole hops, yeast and water, but when the hops are added, so are a selection of chillies.

The creator of Chilli Devil, Dan Bonner from Concrete Cow Brewery, said: “It’s a bit like adding chillies to a curry...the more you add, the hotter it gets.

“The beer has the warmth of a fiery ginger beer; it is easily quaffable with a floral, hoppy aroma and a dry moreish flavour to suit a broad spectrum of tastes...so long as you like chillies!”

Aiming to create a tasty beer with the fiery kick that all heat seekers love, Frosts is delighted to have put its name to this new creation.

James Frost, Managing Director at Frosts Garden Centres, said: “Chilli Devil is a delicious beer; it has the perfect level of heat from the chillies whilst still being refreshing, leaving you always wanting another sip.”

Dan added: “I’ve not brewed a chilli beer before so it was ‘seat of the pants’ type brewing but I’m very happy with the outcome and would definitely consider doing another chilli brew for special occasions.”

Concrete Cow Brewery will be exhibiting at the Frosts Chilli Festival with other Concrete Cow beers available including the new iconic MK IPA.

Now in its sixth year, Frosts Garden Centre’s annual chilli festival is set to be a real scorcher with more on offer than ever before.

Whether it’s meek and mild or hot and spicy, there is something for everyone with over 30 exhibitors from all over the country, live music and salsa lessons, tastings galore including Frosts’ specially brewed ‘Chilli Devil’ beer, and lots of hot competitions. In addition to the Chilli Eating Competition, there will be a a prize for the best Mexican fancy dress and a homemade chilli sauce making contest.

There is a variety of exciting entertainment over the three days, including performances from Andalus, (Gipsy Kings tribute band); Los Morados (ten piece Latin band); Almas Latinas (salsa dancing); Mariachi Loco (traditional Mexican music); Los Musicos (Latin music); Carabana (Caribbean steel band); Beatos Burritos (pop and rock mariachi style) and Fiesta Latina (Latin sounds).

> The Chilli Festival funs from on Saturday, August 29 to Monday, August 31.

Entry costs £3 per person and includes a free packet of Thompson and Morgan Chilli Seeds (under 16s and Gardening Club Members are FREE, and those that keep their wristband on can come back every day free of charge).

For more information and to book, please visit: www.frostsgroup.com or call: 0800 954 9484.