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Bob Wall
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Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 3033
Registered: 11-2004
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Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 02:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/north_east/8517607.stm

Strongest beer title 'reclaimed with Sink the Bismarck'

A controversial Scottish brewery has said it has reclaimed the title of the world's strongest beer from German rivals - with Sink the Bismarck at 41%.

BrewDog, of Fraserburgh, made headlines last year when it unveiled a 32% beer called Tactical Nuclear Penguin.

However, Schorschbrau released the 40% strength Schorschbock.

BrewDog said its newly released 41%, Sink the Bismarck, would cost £40 for a 330ml bottle and would only be sold online.

Alcohol Focus Scotland had previously expressed concerns about BrewDog's approach.

Alcohol Focus Scotland chief executive Jack Law said: "Over the past few months BrewDog have continued to produce stronger and stronger beers.

"By commenting on this irresponsible brewing practice we only serve to add to their marketing and therefore we have no further comment to make."

But BrewDog's managing director James Watt said the company was doing all it could to promote a new and responsible approach to beer drinking.

He added: "Beer has a terrible reputation in Britain, it's ignorant to assume that a beer can't be enjoyed responsibly like a nice dram or a glass of fine wine. A beer like Sink the Bismarck should be enjoyed in spirit-sized measures."

BrewDog was previously branded irresponsible for an 18.2% beer called Tokyo, which it then followed with a low alcohol beer called Nanny State, then Tactical Nuclear Penguin.


Are these guys distilling? Or have they stumbled on some mutant super-strain of yeast? Thoughts? Opinions?
 

Bob Wall
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Username: Brewdudebob

Post Number: 3034
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 24.248.74.254
Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 02:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey...just noticed I am over the 3,000 mark with my posts. Where is my t-shirt?
 

The Jolly Brewer
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Username: Matfink

Post Number: 2280
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 80.229.42.172
Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 02:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

WOW - 41% How can that be possible? Maybe ice removal from a 25% brew made with a turbo yeast type thing?
 

The Jolly Brewer
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Username: Matfink

Post Number: 2281
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 80.229.42.172
Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 02:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

just 719 posts behind you Bob!
 

dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 2020
Registered: 11-2002
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Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 02:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey...just noticed I am over the 3,000 mark with my posts. Where is my t-shirt?

And to think . . about a year ago you and I were even with our post count.

I've got a life after all!
 

Marc Rehfuss
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Username: Marc_rehfuss

Post Number: 177
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 76.200.142.6
Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 04:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Man, I remember the good old, simple days of 22% ABV World Wide Stout. Now it's considered lawnmowerbrau.
 

The Jolly Brewer
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Username: Matfink

Post Number: 2284
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 80.229.42.172
Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 04:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I had some of that, it was like drinking sweet chocolate.
 

Denny Conn
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Username: Denny

Post Number: 7346
Registered: 01-2001
Posted From: 140.211.82.4
Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 04:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In another forum, it was mentioned that they ice it. Also that the brewery isn't exactly known for making great beers.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 11283
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.141.103.148
Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 05:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There is a limit to this pursuit of the ultimate alcohol content. It's called Everclear.
 

The Jolly Brewer
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Username: Matfink

Post Number: 2286
Registered: 03-2003
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Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 05:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Also that the brewery isn't exactly known for making great beers."

I quite like their beers, they make a change from the usual over-pasteurised bitters and blonde ales available in bottles, and I don't live in Oregon....

(Message edited by matfink on February 17, 2010)
 

Denny Conn
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Username: Denny

Post Number: 7348
Registered: 01-2001
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Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 05:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That's good to hear. I've never heard of the brewery and was just repeating a comment from someone whose opinion I respect. It's always good to hear the other side.