The End of History - World's Strongest Beer - 55%
This 55% beer should be drank in small servings whilst exuding an endearing
pseudo vigilance and reverence for Mr Stoat. This is to be enjoyed with a
weather eye on the horizon for inflatable alcohol industry Nazis, judgemental
washed up neo-prohibitionists or any grandiloquent, ostentatious foxes.
The End of History: The name derives from the famous work of philosopher Francis
Fukuyama, this is to beer what democracy is to history. Fukuyama defined history
as the evolution of the political system and traced this through the ages until
we got the Western Democratic paradigm. For Fukuyama this was the end point of
man’s political evolution and consequently the end of history. The beer is the
last high abv beer we are going to brew, the end point of our research into how
far the can push the boundaries of extreme brewing, the end of beer.
At BrewDog we want to push the boundaries and challenge people’s perceptions
about what beer is and how it can be enjoyed. We ultimately want to show people
that there is an alternative to the mainstream, generic beers and make other
people as passionate about craft beer as we are. We have pushed the limits of
beers in many directions, ultra hoppy low abv beers (such as Nanny State), Islay
Barrel Aged Stouts, Ageing IPAs on the Ocean and doing off the wall
Another area we have explored is extreme ABV brewing. Using clowns, penguins
and polar bears we have frozen, hopped and oak aged stronger beers than have
ever before been made in the history of beer. This program has parented the
infamous Tokyo*, Tactical Nuclear Penguin and Sink the Bismarck! The End of
History, at 55%, is the final instalment of our efforts to redefine the limits
of contemporary brewing.
This blond Belgian ale is infused with nettles from the Scottish Highlands and
Fresh juniper berries. Only 12 bottles have been made and each comes with its
own certificate and is presented in a stuffed stoat or grey squirrel. The
striking packaging was created by a very talented taxidermist and all the
animals used were road kill. This release is a limited run of 11 bottles, 7
stoats and 4 grey squirrels. Each ones comes with its own certificate of
Sink the Bismarck! - World's Strongest Beer - 41%
Scottish firm BrewDog said its new creation, named Sink The Bismarck!, "takes
beer to a whole new level". The launch of the record-strength IPA comes weeks
after German brewer Schorschbrau appeared to take the strongest beer title with
its 40% strength Schorschbock. BrewDog, of Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, said its
newly-unveiled Sink The Bismarck! costs £40 for a 330ml bottle and will only be
sold via its website.
The company said the beer, which is stronger than whisky and vodka, should be
consumed in spirit-sized measures.Managing director James Watt said: "In true
BrewDog fashion we've torn up convention, blurred distinctions and pushed
brewing to its limits with this audacious amplified ale."
Tactical Nuclear Penguin - 32%
No Penguins were harmed in the making of this beer; some humans did get
very, very cold though. It was worth it.
The Antarctic name, inducing schizophrenia, of this Ÿber-imperial stout
originates from the amount of time it spent exposed to extreme cold. This beer
was initially double barrel aged for 14 months; maturing in the deep, rich oak
of Scottish whisky casks. After this epic maturation the beer was then frozen,
then frozen again, then frozen again.
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
BrewDog is all about making the best beer than we can. We want to completely
redefine the craft beer genre in the UK. We want to introduce as many people to
the amazing world of craft beer as we can, to change people perceptions and
challenge their understanding of what beer is. We like to take age old classic
beer styles and put our contemporary, imaginative spin on them.
We do this using the best malt, hops, herbs, spices, fruits and speciality
sugars sourced from around the world combined with the freshest soft Scottish
water. There is no place for preservatives, additives, flavour enhancers or
pasteurisation here. Our artisan brewery produces small 5000 bottle batches and
our investment in technologically advanced equipment allows us to keep precise
control throughout and give us the flexibility to make any beer our minds can
create. We have our own bottling line and everything is done on site, giving us
complete control of the entire process.
The BrewDog team now consists of 14 beer nuts from 6 countries. This provides us
with an immense amount of ideas, knowledge and talent from all corners of the