I like beer. Hoppy beer, dark beer and even…hot beer! I recently tried the Ghost Face Killah from Twisted Pine Brewery in Boulder, Colo.
I’ve heard rumors about this beer; it’ll burn all the way down, you may not survive the first sip, and for most, that may be true. Gost Face Killah is brewed with 6 peppers (some may call crazy hot!): Anaheim, Fresno, Jalapeno, Serrano, Habanero and Bhut Jolokia – aka Ghost Pepper. The Ghost Pepper punches 200 times the heat of jalapenos, sitting at over 1 millions Scoville units (Jalapenos, Anaheim and Poblano between 3,500-8,000 and Serrano’s at 10,000-23,000, you get the picture!). The Guinness World Records certified the Ghost chili as the hottest peppers in the world. The brewers even had to wear masks and gloves to cut them up! Yikes!
You think I’m hyping the beer up? Go ahead, try it yourself, I dare ya! I’m a Southwestern girl, and I can burn my face-off with chili’s, hot sauce and go for more, I’m not going to lie, Ghost Face is a Killah! Upon my first sip, I was really anticipating the chili pepper taste to be as strong as its aroma. It has a nice, light wheat flavor, then the temperature rises and the heat kicks in. It’s burn lasts throughout your mouth and the back of your throat. How’s the finish? HOT! Although, it’s a well balanced beer. Truly, if you dig chili-style beer, as I do, and can handle heat, you’ll enjoy all 12 ounces of it.
This beer is seasonally available in CO, NE, NM, FL, MO, TX and LA.
Twister Pine Brewing
3201 Walnut Street, Suite A
Boulder, CO 80301