On May 5, Twisted Pine Brewing will release Ghost Face Killa. No, Ghost Face Killa isn’t a rapper (well, it is that too..) or the name of a gang, it’s the name of a six peppered beer dry hopped with ghost peppers, arguably the hottest pepper in the world rated at over 1 million heat units on the Scoville scale.
100 cases of the death-infused unfiltered wheat-based beer will be released. Besides ghost peppers (also known as Bhut Jolokia), a pepper so hot that it can be weaponized, the beer will include Anaheim, Fresno, Jalapeno, Serrano, Habanero peppers.
I’ve had some fairly hot chili beers in my time such as Shooting Creek Brewery’s Capsicum Stout, a stout brewed with habanero peppers rated at 100,000 scoville units. Even at just 100,000 scoville units compared to 1 million, there was a serious tingling burn in the back of the throat, not unlike pepper spray which I’ve also had the pleasure of being exposed to on more than one occasion. The correlation between pepper spray and capsicum? Capsicum comes from peppers such as the habanero, which pepper spray is derived from.
So if you’re lucky enough to snag one of these bottles, keep it outta your eyes and your pants and enjoy!