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Offline Tiffany Briglin

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Chips and Salsa Beer
« on: December 11, 2018, 02:04:53 AM »
Our local brewery Cogstone in Colorado Springs serves the best beer and it's called chips and salsa. It literally tastes like chips and salsa so of course, i want to try to figure out how they made it. So I know that they start with an American Cream Ale and they have in there green hatch chilli's and they use something to give it a tortilla taste but I'm not quite sure. Maybe it's flaked corn or maybe they use real tortilla chips. Whatever they use, it turns out amazing and everyone I talk to that's been there absolutely loves it. Has anyone ever come across anything like this before?

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Re: Chips and Salsa Beer
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2018, 04:19:08 AM »
Yes, a local place made it based on a recipe from Mike O'Brien. A trick is to use corn tortilla chips before they are deep-fried to avoid the oil. Hope this helps.
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Re: Chips and Salsa Beer
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2018, 03:46:42 PM »
Kindareminds me of the Cool Ranch Doritos beer that Bainbridge Brewing makes.
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Re: Chips and Salsa Beer
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2018, 04:14:15 PM »
I would not discount that they may just buy bags of chips and throw them in the mash.

Purpose Brewing in Fort Collins made a beer that tastes like street tacos (in a good way, really) that is made with a little smoked malt and tortilla chips. I asked if the beer was made with masa or if they nixtamalized corn for the beer. No, just tortilla chips.

I know when tortilla chips are brought up somebody always mentions grease as a problem but anybody who has brewed with them claims it's not a problem. I haven't done it myself but I could see the small amount of grease getting caught in the grain bed and not making it into the beer.
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Re: Chips and Salsa Beer
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2018, 12:01:47 AM »
My first thought is,why? My second thought is, why not just drink a nice lager with chips and salsa. My third thought is, why not just drink a nice lager with chips and salsa? IDK, I just want beer to be beer and food to be food. Of course, I do love me some pepperoni pizza! Mmmmm, pepperoni and bread beer.... just have to figure out the how!!

Offline Tiffany Briglin

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Re: Chips and Salsa Beer
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2018, 01:36:39 AM »
Tortilla chips is an interesting idea which I may just try. The beer is so so good and I was very disappointed when it ran out. So, green hatch chili’s and tortilla chips in a cream ale it is! I’m gonna give it a shot

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Re: Chips and Salsa Beer
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2018, 03:08:45 PM »
Chili lager, apple pie porter, orange and nutmeg Christmas amber. All very nice to have "one of" but I can't imagine working my way through an entire keg.
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Re: Chips and Salsa Beer
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2018, 04:00:41 PM »
Tortilla chips is an interesting idea which I may just try. The beer is so so good and I was very disappointed when it ran out. So, green hatch chili’s and tortilla chips in a cream ale it is! I’m gonna give it a shot
As one who has been spending time in New Mexico, and love the food, a Hatch Green Chile and Chips beer sounds great.
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