You may have already tried this one. But I decided it was about time to try Sprecher’s Beer Flavored Kettle Chips while strolling the aisles of Metcalfe’s this week. [And btw, I love Metcalfe's emphasis on Wisconsin grown/made foods in their aisles, don't you?] After all, if anyone can make beer chips, Sprecher’s of Glendale – who bills themselves as Milwaukee’s Original Microbrewery and has been brewing since 1985 — should be able!
Of course I’ve tried Sprecher beers, root beer and mustard, but I’m a little late on the chips — as they were introduced in January 2011. But I have to say they’re keepers.
When I tried the first chip, I wondered where the beer was. But after you’ve eaten a few you appreciate the subtle beer flavor. In fact, after a handful of chips, I couldn’t escape beer aromas: yeast, malt and hops. The beer in the chips is actually dehydrated Sprecher Special Amber. A great choice as this lager is often rated highly by beer fans on Beeradvocate.
It’s a good chip to accompany any drink and it’s good with a beer, too. Since the beer taste is subtle, there’s no overkill.
So wouldn’t a bag of these be a perfect desk-drawer-treat at work? After all, if you can’t have a beer, you can at least get the taste and aroma of one!
Have a great Labor Day weekend!!