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Matt's Gumbo

Matt's Gumbo

This right here is part of the reason Swamp Dragon exists. When you go to this level of work to make gumbo that's as much art as food... well... yo...

Swamp Dragon will be on Most Expensivest!

Swamp Dragon will be on Most Expensivest!

Matt's cell phone rang at about 11 in the morning a few weeks after Swamp Dragon was featured at Thrillist. An associate producer for "Most Expens...

The Principle of Swamp Dragon

The Principle of Swamp Dragon

What kind of hot sauce is Swamp Dragon? Matt Beeson, inventor, tells all in The Principle of Swamp Dragon.

My Feet Are Killing Me

Did you know that Swamp Dragon hot sauce is approximately 15 times less acidic than other shelf-stable hot sauces, and as a result, tummy issues are far less likely? Like a whole lot less likely?

EVERY YEAR IS THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON!

EVERY YEAR IS THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON!

    The idea was simple enough, I thought. Vinegar tastes like gack. But vodka is unflavored and would allow the purest pepper flavors to come through without the gack. There would be no need to add molasses, sugar, lime, genetically modified corn syrup, synthetic Kowakian monkey-lizard glandular extract, or whatever else might possibly mask the pungency of vinegar. But if vodka let the peppers shine through, what about bourbon or tequila or rum?

    And so began the year in which I worked harder than I have ever worked in my life, and I loved every single second of it. That was 2017, and it ended a couple of days ago. Let’s review!