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British Brewery Creates World’s Strongest Beer

British Brewery Creates World’s Strongest Beer

A British brewery has created what it claims is the world's strongest beer - coming in at 32% alcohol by volume. The creation of Scottish brewery BrewDog, named 'Tactical Nuclear Penguin', beats the previous record holder, a 31% German beer called Schorschbraer. BrewDog, based in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, previously attracted controversy in July this year when they released Tokyo*, an 18% beer, which was branded 'irresponsible' by health campaigners. But with only 500 bottles of Tactical Nuclear Penguin going on sale, priced at £30 a bottle (plus post and packaging), it seems unlikely to become the binge-drinker's tipple of choice. The stout was aged for 16 months in whisky casks, then stored at -20ºC for three weeks to increase the alcohol content. The company said in a blog post that Tactical Nuclear Penguin 'should be enjoyed in spirit sized measures.' They say that a warning label on the bottle states: 'This is an extremely strong beer, it should be enjoyed in small servings and with an air of aristocratic nonchalance. In exactly the same manner that you would enjoy a fine whisky, a Frank Zappa album or a visit from a friendly yet anxious ghost. [...more]

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