CRAZY BASTARD SAUCE HISTORY

Crazy Bastard Sauce was created from a passion for chilis. As a life-long chili fan, Jonathan O'Reilly wanted a sauce that isn't just hot, but has the real charactaristic flavour and heat of the chilis at it's core.

 

Every chili fan has a favourite pepper type, from Habanero to Ghost Pepper and up to the dreaded Carolina Reaper, and each pepper has a different flavour, heat and identity. The seven Crazy Bastard Sauces each use a different type of chili, which is paired with ingredients that are specially selected to compliment the flavour of the chili.

     The peppers are oven roasted to help bring out their flavour and sweetness, and only the highest quality natural ingredients are added. No sugar is used, and the only preservative is a very fine Italian vinegar.

 

The sauces have been impressing chili fans since 2013, and have won many awards internationally, including top prizes at the World Hot Sauce Awards (Louisianna, USA), The New York Hot Sauce Expo, and Great Taste Awards (UK). Now with a small team of chili lovers, Crazy Bastard Sauce continues to hand make top quality hot sauces in Berlin Neukölln.

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The team in our Weserstr Production kitchen

TIMELINE OF Crazy Bastard Sauce

2013- Jonathan O'Reilly makes his first bottle of Crazy Bastard Sauce in his kitchen.

 

2016 - We move into Weserstr 168, Berlin and start making a lot more sauce.

2016 - Crazy Bastard Kitchen Starts as it's own restaurant sharing the same shop. Sebastian Knight starts as the main chef and his famous Chicken Burger is born.

2017 - 50,00th bottle of Hot Sauce is produced

2018 - 100,000th bottle of Hot Sauce is produced

2019 - 200,000th bottle of Hot Sauce is produced

2020 - 300,000th bottle of Hot Sauce is produced

2021 - 400,000th bottle of Hot Sauce is produced

2021 - The restaurant grows so big that it needs it's own place. 

2022 - We moved to a dedicated production space on Ossastr. 21a Conveniently a 2 minute walk from the old place so we can get our post easily.

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Jonathan O'Relly at the Weserstr Store

 Picture by Berlin Spectator

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OUR SAUCE

With our small production team we make all our sauces in house. Every production day we turn about 120 kg of fresh ingrediants into 1,200 bottles of sauce. Some weeks we can make up to 5,000 bottles of hot sauce.

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The team at our Ossastr. production space, eating icecream.