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Worlds Spiciest Beer - Twisted Pine Re-releases Ghost Face Killah

Ghost Face Killah brewed by Twisted Pine Brewing Company - Boulder, CO  

Twisted Pine Brewing Company had a simple objective in mind when developing Ghost Face Killah: to make the spiciest beer in the world. Owner Bob Baile explains how the idea for the beer was born in response to constant requests from fans of the brewery's standard chili beer, Billy's Chilies, for something ‘hotter'. "Customers kept asking for more heat and we were determined to oblige them." The reaction has been overwhelming..

At its base, Ghost Face Killah is an American-style wheat ale, but it is undeniably different than any other wheat beer out there. Once fermentation is complete, six different strains of chili peppers are introduced: Anaheim, Fresno, jalapeño, serrano, habanero and bhut jolokia, the ‘ghost' pepper. The result is liquid fire that makes endorphins rush and foreheads sweat. The intense heat presents itself immediately and persists for more than a minute after the sip. Due to the extreme nature of the beer, Ghost Face Killah is sold individually in twelve ounce bottles, as Twisted Pine feels that amount is the perfect dose.
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Since bottling the beer for the first time in May 2011, demand for the capsaicin-loaded beverage has continued to surge. That batch was only available in Colorado, much to the dismay of Twisted Pine's out-of-state distributors. "We never really planned to mass-produce Ghost Face Killah," General Manager Jody Valenta points out, "but once we made it, everyone wanted some and the orders just came pouring in." This time, the brewers made enough for everybody and Ghost Face Killah is slated to appear in early January across Colorado, as well as in Texas, New Mexico, Florida, Nebraska, Missouri and Louisiana.

In addition to drinking it, cooks at Twisted Pine's Ale House have been finding creative ways to incorporate the piquant ale into the dishes they serve. On the premises at the brewery, Ghost Face Killah's distinctive flavor can be found in salsas, soups, and chili. Other restaurants in the Boulder area have taken note and there is now a growing interest in the culinary community for the fiery beer. Valenta, whose unofficial title at the brewery is Agent of Chaos, encourages chili lovers to "try and drink the beer first, and if it's too overpowering for you, use it in the kitchen."

Beer Review by Beer Advocate
Appearance: Straw gold bodied beer with a white fizzy head that is gone almost by the time the beer is finished pouring.

Smell: This beer is all pepper. U can get a nice fresh smell of peppers. Mostly reminds me of green peppers. Also has a smokey noted in the nose. It really reminds of being the garden. The nose is the stand out part of this beer. Impressive.

Taste: Peppers taste similiar to green pepper just like the smell. Also has a mild smokey note and can taste a slight meaty note almost like bacon. After that, it gets hot and you feel the burn and then the after burn. All the way down the throat.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied beer with moderate carbonation.

Overall: This is a one and done beer for me. I am glad I got the opportunity to try this beer. Its best pepper beer I have ever had. Too hot for my liking, but that was this beers purpose. Pepper beers are just not my thing!

Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Based in Boulder, Colorado Twisted Pine Brewing Company has been handcrafting beer since 1995. They are the brewers of such favorites as "Hoppy Boy IPA," "Raspberry Wheat Ale" and "Billy's Chilies." The Ale House is a very popular local hangout and boasts 17 taps, 5 rotating. Twisted Pine is active with local charitable organizations and a strong believer in sustainable business practices. You can find more information at 

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