Beer lovers, rejoice!
An epic beer battle is underway for the distinguished title of “World’s Strongest Beer”. Back in November, a Scottish microbrewery called BrewDog, came out with a new brand…Tactical Nuclear Penguin.
The beer set a new world record at the tim by clocking in at a whopping 32 percent alcohol-by-volume. That’s over six times stronger than familiar domestic brews like Budweiser.
As seen in the video below, BrewDog freezes the beer at a local ice cream plant at temps as low as -6 degrees for 21 days. Alcohol tends to freeze up at lower temperatures than water does, and taking water out of the equation increases the alcohol concentration.
Jim Watt, one of the co-founders of BrewDog, says that about 400 bottles of Tactical Nuclear Penguin are on their way to a few shops in California and New York City.
Watt wants to dominate the American market.
“We’re keen to push the envelope,” he says, “and challenge people’s perceptions of how beer can be enjoyed.”
A warning label found on Tactical Nuclear Penguin reads:
“This is an extremely strong beer; it should be enjoyed in small servings and with an air of aristocratic nonchalance. It is exactly the same manner you would enjoy a fine whisky, a Frank Zappa album or a visit from a friendly yet anxious ghost.”
In February, a German Brewer, Schorschbrau, came out with a 40 percent alcohol-by-volume beer called Schroschbock.
The BrewDog boys then retaliated a few weeks later with Sink the Bismarck! This brew check in at 41 percent, which is enough to reclaim the world title.
As of this writing, Sink the Bismarck! is only available on the BrewDog website. The roughly 500 bottles that BrewDog has produced are already sold out.
Watt promises that more are on the way.
Check out the video below for more:
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