Li’l Hal Peño

Pale ale aged on roasted Jalapeño peppers

In May of this year, CBC hosted its first ever homebrew competition. With 60 entries the event raised $3000 for the Cambridge charity East End House. The award for Best Of Show included the rare opportunity for the winner to join CBC’s brewers for a day, to brew a 300 gallon expression of their winning beer.

The surprise winning beer was a pale ale with jalapeño peppers, humorously named Li’l Hal Peño. Our celebrity BOS Round judges commented on its extraordinary balance, cleanliness, and deft use of chilis which focused on the fresh flavors of the pepper without overwhelming the beer with heat. Michael Bowen of Portsmouth, NH, was declared the Best Of Show Winner!

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Original Gravity
1.052/13.0*P

Final Graviy
1.012/3.0*P

Alcohol by Volume
5.25%