Kinkaider’s Devil’s Gap Jalapeno Ale

By:Kayla Wolf

Lincoln star Journal 

Kinkaider’s Devil’s Gap Jalapeno Ale
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Kinkaider’s Devil’s Gap
Jalapeno Ale

Kinkaider Brewing Co., 43860 Paulsen Road, Broken Bow,

Available: On tap at Kinkaider locations (including one opening soon in Lincoln) and various restaurants, and in bottles at select stores
When: Year-round
ABV: 4.7 percent
IBU: 6
Devil’s Gap Jalapeno Ale is a spiced/herbed beer packed with flavor. It took Dan Hodges, head brewer at Kinkaider, almost 20 years to perfect the recipe for what has become the brewery’s top seller.

The brewer works to use local jalapenos when available to give the beer its strong jalapeno flavor. Each Kindkaider beer comes with a story highlighting something about Nebraska history. The legend accompanying Devil’s Gap is as follows: “In 1878, cattle kingpin Print Olive and his posse made their way from Texas to the Sandhills. The Olive Gang ran folks off far and wide. Two brave but unfortunate souls stood up to the outlaw and were set ablaze in a blaze … of gunfire.”

Kinkaider plans to opening a taproom in the Haymarket’s Lincoln Station building near the end of June or early July.