The world now has a new strongest beer, weighing in at 67.5% ABV. That’s 2.5% stronger then the current record holder by the same brewery, Armageddon.
The beer heavyweight is called Snake Venom, brewed by Lewis Shand and John Mackenzie’s Brewmeister Brewery in Scotland. A blend of smoked peat malt, and two varieties of yeast are used to create this potentially flammable brew.
This ABV race kicked off a few years ago with Brewdog’s Sink the Bismarck. That brew weighs in at 41%. Then came the End of History at 55% ABV. Bottles were placed [shoved] into taxidermied squirrels.
Then came Brewmeister’s Armadgeddon, the current record holder by at 65% ABV. Until now.
What does 67.5% ABV taste like? “hoppy, malty and very pleasant”. Each 275ml bottle retails for about $80 U.S. dollars.