ALEX'S UGLY SAUCE MICROBATCHES
One-time sauces - get them while you can!
Ah, you have to love harvest time! All those different types of peppers available, and so many possibilities for interesting sauces.
Every year, Alex's Ugly Sauce has the pleasure of working with smaller local farms to make what we call microbatches. A microbatch is a single-run sauce of about 275 bottles, that we make one time, enjoy tremendously, and sell out of quickly.
Here's how the microbatch program works:
- A farm gives us around 30 pounds of hot peppers (sometimes we plan which types of peppers, other times they give us all the types from their harvest)
- We use the peppers to make a single-run sauce of around 275 bottles
- We give the farm back a portion of the finished bottles for them to make available to their customers
- We sell the rest of the finished bottles to our lucky customers (and keep a few aside for ourselves, of course)
- Everybody wins:
- The farm sells the bottles and make much more from the sauce than they would selling the peppers
- We have new sauces to sell to our customers every year
- Our customers are able to give the hot sauce fans in their lives a unqiue gift
- We get to showcase new farms to our customers
- The farm's customers are exposed to Alex's Ugly Sauce
- We keep 30 pounds of peppers out of the compost heap, and use them to make tasty food instead
This year, Alex's Ugly Sauce made 14 microbatches, and we are pleased to make them available to you via our website for the first time.
Here's a list and description of all of our microbatches, take a look through the choices, pick 3 to build your own microbatch box, and we will ship them to you.
An immediate, bright heat that covers the palate and lingers, leaving you tingling and happy.
More tangy than hot, the sauce is wonderful as a tasty addition to a meal, a marinade or all-purpose grill sauce.
Bright and quick, this sauce comes on fast to light up your tast buds and your food. Try one today to add a new twist to your meal.
This one packs a punch! Your taste buds will sing as your food rejoices at this full-bodied sauce, designed to complement its flavors without overwhelming them.
All the peppers from the field, and all the taste too! A great balance of flavor and heat deliver a moderate burn you can feel good about.
Bright and long-lasting, this sauce starts quickly with a rich flavor and follows with a truly tasty heat worth savoring.
The heat is coming, I promise. Savor the taste of this sauce, and wait for the heat that will sneak up on you.
A heat that's fresh and rich and deep. You can really taste the peppers in this amazong sauce that perfectly balances heat and flavor.
A dark and complex heat, just like the color suggests. The perfect sauce to add that tasty little something extra.
Shockingly quick heat followed by complex flavor! This sauce will bring out the light of all your favorite foods!
So tasty and bright! The flavor comes on quickly, and the heat hangs around to make your taste buds sing.
Rich, thick and yummy. The perfect heat to add to your favorite egg or chicken dish, or to spice up anything else you eat.
That's immediate heat! Comes on fast 'n strong and opens your eyes while still tasting great. A complex burn that combines the flavors of the many pepper types.
A wonderful - almost black peppery - start, followed by the rich, fruity scotch bonnet heat we all know and love.