Habañero Hop PickleMADE BY BROOKLYN BRINE IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
REAL SIMPLE SAYS...
Why settle for bread-and-butter when you could go for heat? Get ready, because these pickles pack a big punch.
The pickle genius that is Brooklyn Brine has come together with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery for a leap of taste – the spicy hop pickle.
Dogfish Head owner Sam Calagione recalls his 'aha' moment: "I was sitting there having a 60 Minute IPA and some Brooklyn Brine pickles while reading the newspaper. When I tried them together, that earthy bitterness that both share was magnified. I thought it was perfect, and within a week, I called Brooklyn Brine." Brooklyn Brine's Shamus Jones was IN.
The cucumbers are sliced in Shamus' Brooklyn kitchen into big ol' spears, then brined in an apple cider vinegar with IPA (india pale ale), sweet caramelized onions (to offset the bitterness of beer), peppercorn, smoked paprika and giant habañero pepper. Cheers!
tip of the tongue
Don't worry, these are safe to feed teetotalers – brine is heated to 200 degrees so the alcohol burns off. The spice, though, is not for the faint of heart!