Kutztown, PA – Homesweet Homegrown® and Victory Brewing Company® (Victory), are pleased to announce the launch of Punch Drunk, a new hot sauce featuring locally grown ghost peppers and Storm King® Stout. All natural, vegan and GMO-free, Punch Drunk is also one of the first sauces to use chia seeds as a natural thickener and preservative without the use of gums.
In May, Homesweet Homegrown raised more than $50,000 in Kickstarter funds to grow its line of hot sauces. Soon after, owner Robyn Jasko approached Victory seeking a locally made beer for her popular Punch Drunk flavor, which is made with peppers organically grown without the use of pesticides in nearby Kutztown, Pa.
“We have been fans of Victory for a long time, and I’m so excited to partner with this fun, local and philosophically like-minded company,” says Jasko. “Their Storm King Stout is a perfect match for Punch Drunk, and really complements the ghost pepper, garlic and raw cacao, for a mole-inspired sauce that really does pack quite a punch.”
Punch Drunk will be available at the Victory’s Retail Store in Downingtown, Pa., and will soon be on the shelves at Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting, as well as at several retailers and restaurants in the greater Philadelphia area. You can also purchase the sauces online at homesweethomegrown.com.
Homesweet Homegrown was started by Robyn Jasko, founder of Grow Indie, and author of Homesweet Homegrown: How to Grow, Make and Store your Own Food No Matter Where You Live. In 2012, she and her husband Paul trekked around the country via Amtrak for an cross country book tour that was also funded thanks to Kickstarter. Before they left, Robyn planted way too many pepper plants, all begging to be made into hot sauce. She soon started making hot sauce to go along with her book signings and Homesweet Homegrown hot sauces were born. Today, they have a line of homegrown hot sauces, hot pepper products and more at homesweethomegrown.com or www.facebook.com/homesweethomegrown.
Victory Brewing Company is a privately held craft brewery headquartered in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Begun by Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet, childhood friends who met on a school bus in 1973, the brewery formally began operations in February of 1996. Victory, Pennsylvania’s widely acclaimed brewery and restaurant, now serves fans of fully flavored beers in 34 states with innovative beers melding European ingredients and technology with American creativity. To learn more about Victory Brewing Company visit us on the web at www.victorybeer.com.