(May 6) Cave Creek Chili Beer, dreamed up in 1990 by Crazy Ed Chilleen, Moves National and International production to the Mexicali Brewery in Tecate, MX. This will give Cave Creek Chili Beer two production sites, The original in Cave Creek, AZ and the new, in Tecate, MX.
Ed Chilleen, President of Black Mountain Brewing Company, states that, "Demand for Chili Beer Worldwide has necessitated brewing the beer in a much larger facility than our small Micro Brewery located in Cave Creek."
" Over the last 17 years Chili Beer has been produced in regional breweries from IN to NY." " The decision to move production to the Mexicali Brewery," was pretty much a no brainer," Chilleen states. " The facility in Tecate, Baja California, MX is a state of the art brewery that was once owned by Coors." "It is also close to our base of operations, in Cave Creek, and gives us more of a hands on capability when it comes to production. Our peppers are grown in Mexico so it is a natural for us. The Brewery, located just South of San Diego, is also close to the Port of Long Beach where most of our international shipments originate."
" I have always thought that Chili Beer should be made in Mexico but until now there has been no brewery that had the capabilities or the desire to produce the beer for us."
The first production in the new facility will take place in the First week of June, 2007.