Here is what’s brewing in Jo’s Beer Corner this week!

~ The Spice of Life ~

It’s getting cold out so I decided to heat up your taste buds with some spicy favorites.

In the past few years I have really been trying to grow my palate in the areas of spices. Of course I must pay homage to the “spicy” spices of the world and their native regions: India, the orient, Thailand and even some Hispanic regions. I want you all to know I officially can handle a level 2 spice at an Indian restaurant, I know, I impress myself too. With that in mind I wanted to bring a little spice to everyone’s lives by bringing you my favorite brews influenced by worldly spices.

I have Thai influence lending some brews a heat while also adding creamy coconut. Some reflect the spicy peppers of our south of the equator neighbors. I even bring in herbal spices from Japan to tickle your spice-buds. So if your beer collection in your fridge is looking a bit dull and you want to spice up your beer life stop in and try one of this weeks featured brews.

Southern Pines Suit & Thai

Southern Pines Brewing

Suit & Thai

IPA: 6.4% ABV – 60 IBU
A marriage of Thai chillies, milky-sweet coconut, and Man of Law IPA. A selective blend of hops used in brewing lends a pineapple undertone.

Westbrook Brewing White Thai

Westbrook Brewing

White Thai

Wit: 5% ABV – 16 IBU
This beer is a twist on the classic style witbier. Brewed with fresh lemongrass, ginger root, and a dash of Sorachi Ace hops the result is a refreshing spiced citrus wit.

wicked weed aicha

Wicked Weed Brewing


Sour: 6.4% ABV – No IBU
Aicha is Japanese for “love tea,” and represents is the merging of traditions from the Old World and the Orient. This barrel-aged sour is fermented with green tea, toasted oolong tea, and jasmine. This blend truly merges together Old World brewing traditions with Oriental spices.

Joey Pepper

Evil Twin Brewing

Joey Pepper

Blonde Ale: 7% ABV – No IBU
Belgian blonde ale brewed with white peppercorns and bottle conditioned with Brettanomyces. Collaboration with Sante Adairius Rustic Ales (Capitola, CA)