Freaky Ferments Food & Beverage is a Fort Worth, Texas based company founded in 2019 by a group of close friends who have a passion for getting together, brewing beer, and eating hot peppers.


    They took their love of fermentation and hot peppers and developed an array of handcrafted fermented pepper sauces as well as other fermented foods and beverages.

    Freaky Ferments was originally founded by Chad McClintock, Matt Pierson, and Taylor Segovia. Justin Phillips joined as an owner in 2020 as well as Jon Sheldon in 2022.

    Ghost, Freaky Ferments original sauce, started off as a fermented jerky paste. Freaky Ferments’s ghost pepper and reaper pepper sauce was a breakout success. Its success spurred the development of two other flavors - Verde and Mango Pineapple Habanero. Throughout 2020 and 2021, Freaky Ferments continued to expand the sauce lineup from three to ten and expanded to other fermented products including sauerkraut and kombucha. Freaky Ferments now has twelve different handcrafted fermented pepper sauces.

    2022 has been an exciting year for fans of fermented pepper sauces. Freaky Ferments has expanded in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex with attendance at more local vendor and farmer markets. With growth comes more opportunities. Fuego Box featured Ginger Cayenne Lemon, Freaky Ferments’s third sauce featured in the monthly subscription service. Most excitedly, Freaky Ferments is now in Kroger! Jalapeno, Ginger Cayenne Lemon, Verde, Mango Pineapple Habanero, and Ghost are all now available in local Krogers across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

    Humble beginnings drive steady and thoughtful growth. As Freaky Ferments continue to grow and become more available across North Texas, flavor, quality, and variety will continue to be our top priority. Look for more sauces and other fermented products available in 2023!

    If you have any questions for us or just want to say hi, drop us a line!