Newks Hot Sauce is a company based out of Portland, Oregon that started right at the end of 2019, before the pandemic shook the world. Jake Newcomb (hence the name NEWKS), started a Kickstarter campaign to get the company off the ground. The humble goal of $3,000 was hit within 24 hours, and Newcomb was able to take those funds to purchase a business license, sign up for an acidified food processor license, get business insurance, buy cooking equipment, and all the other miscellaneous startup costs.
I started pretty young! At the age of 10 I was busy in the kitchen concocting chili mash to try out on my mates. I pursued a career as a chef in my early days and continued to perfect my recipes with rigorous critique from my mates.
We love food, hot sauce and beer, it’s that simple. Taking a look around the vast world of hot sauce we could never quite find the flavor and heat level that we were happy with so we began experimenting with different homemade recipes just to satisfy our own tastes.