The race to the strongest beer in the world is a bit like the race to the moon. Scottish brewery Brewdog has held the title previously – with Tactical Nuclear Penguin (32%) and Sink The Bismarck! (41%). Brewdog even outdid the 41% entry with The End Of History, a 55% blonde ale shoved into a dead, stuffed squirrel.
It wasn’t long before they were then overtaken by SchorschbrÃ¤u Schorschbock (57% ABV). The newest to the top? Brewmeister Armageddon, a Scottish brewery that clocks in at 65% AB. Modeled after the eisbock style. Eisbock (ice bock) is a German style created by flash
freezing the beer. The first to freeze is removed leaving the liquid more potent. In this instance, the process is repeated until the desired ABV is reached.
The world’s strongest beer at 65%. Ingredients include crystal malt, wheat, flaked oats and of course 100% Scottish spring water. We then freeze ferment the beer to bring up the ABV. Consume this like a fine whisky. Despite being 65%, the beer has a lot of flavour – malty, hoppy, slightly sweet and lots of yeast still in the beer. Be careful though, smelling it is probably enough to put you over the limit!
These bottles are available online, ERP $64.00 U.S.
Style: Eisbock (STRONG ALE!)
Availability: 300 ml bottles (10 U.S. oz)