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Would you give thanks for Sriracha beer?

A brewery in Oregon will introduce Sriracha-flavored beer.
Reuters/Lucy Nicholson
Or you could just pour some hot sauce in your beer.
By Hanna Kozlowska
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

This article has been corrected.

After PepsiCo unveiled “Dewitos,” the gag-inducing combo of Mountain Dew and Doritos chips, no drink-and-food concoction should ever come as a surprise. Still, when a brewery in Oregon said they would launch a Sriracha-flavored stout, the internet reacted with its obligatory freak-out.

Rogue Spirits and Ales, based in Newport, Oregon, announced that the unusual brew would arrive in December through a laconic Facebook post.

Sriracha is a wildly popular Thai-inspired hot sauce made from a paste of sun-ripened chilies, garlic, vinegar, salt and sugar. Huy Fong produces 20 million bottles of the stuff every year. Last year the company was in the news because of complaints that fumes from the Sriracha factory in Irwindale, California were making nearby residents sick. The city dismissed a lawsuit, much to the relief of the many rooster sauce obsessives.

Rogue Spirits and Ales is known for other delightful combinations, such as a beer made from the yeast of the brewmaster’s facial hair. Yes, that’s right.

The reviews (so far, just of the idea), were mixed, ranging from mild disgust (“Ew?“) to unequivocal expressions of desire (“WANT“).

Will Sriracha beer be on your next Thanksgiving table?

(Correction, Nov. 28, 2014): The headquarters of Rogue Spirits and Ales is in Newport, Oregon. An earlier version of this post reported it was in Ashland, Oregon.

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