- Matthew Schniper
In the Springs, we pick up a bottle of Green Chile Ale (around $7.50), a beer LaCroix made popular at Amicas. It’s a blonde ale with English hops and an easy-drinking 5.2 percent ABV. Pueblo and serrano chilies first greet drinkers in the floral, earthy aroma, then continue with a mild throat burn and warming feeling all the way down. Heat lingers in the finish, building over sips. Consumed with chips and green chile on the side for a fun double-down, it amplifies the fresh stuff a bit, or vice versa. We’re happy, but a spice-sensitive friend says it’s too much for him — go with your gut.