Friday, October 25, 2013

The Alcohol Arms Race

Those in the forensic alcohol field have noticed for quite some time the escalation in alcohol concentration of beer and wine but this, children, is what we call a terrible idea.

MORAY brewery Brewmeister have set the record for the world’s strongest beer for a second time, with their 67.5% brew called ‘Snake Venom’.

The brewery, run by Lewis Shand and John Mackenzie, used smoked peat malt and two varieties of yeast to brew their super-strength beer. The new beer is 2.5% stronger than their previous world record holder, ‘Armageddon’, and over ten-times stronger than a standard supermarket lager such as Budweiser or Stella Artois.

According to the tasting notes on the brewery website, Snake Venom is “hoppy, malty and very pleasant”. Each bottle of Snake Venom comes with a warning label, stating that a maximum of one full bottle should be consumed per sitting.

The title of the world’s strongest beer has been fiercely contested in recent years, as advances in brewing technology allow for stronger brews to be created. Fellow Scots Brewdog held the record when they released the 41% ‘Sink the Bismarck’ in 2010.

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