Are you ready for Spicy Beer?
While craft beer heads might measure a brew in IBUs (International Bitterness Units, which are used to approximately quantify the hop bitterness of beer) what about a beer’s SHUs (Scoville Heat Units, a measurement of the heat of chili peppers)?
Beers with heat are hot at the moment as craft brewers experiment with exciting new flavour combinations. Whether they’re made via the addition of hot pepper juice, oils, or whole peppers, ales and lagers brewed with chili peppers are common enough for “Chile Beer” to be a recognized style.
Ranging in heat on the palate from subtle to fiery, are you ready for Scoville-scoring brews? Let us know your thoughts 🌶🍺