Death is coming. And it will be hot. But drinkable.
Rivertown Brewing Co. in Cincinnati is re-releasing Death, a Russian imperial stout made with Jalokia peppers and Indian ghost peppers, on June 1. The beer -- which clocks in at an impressive 11.7 percent alcohol by volume, first made an appearance when the Cincinnati brewery released a series of beers called the Four Horsemen. It proved so popular that it's riding back into town.
"A lot of people liked the beer and we’re excited to do it again," co-owner Randy Schiltz said. "We get emails every once and awhile asking about the recipe. And we thought why don’t we make it in a big batch?"
The beer is hot. But not too hot, he said.
"We try to ensure that it’s very drinkable," Schiltz said. "We don’t want people having lip swelling and tongue swelling and all that kind of stuff … We want people to enjoy it and not scream in pain."
The beer will be available in all Rivertown markets on draft initially. The beer also likely will end up in bottles, but only after Rivertown is happy with the packaging design, Schiltz said.