Brewdog is unleashing two of the highest alcohol beers in the world upon our stores. Since these beers have many times the alcohol of almost every other beer found on our shelves, we would have to recommend enjoying these beers as if you were sipping an elegant whiskey.
The first beer that Brewdog is bringing to the states is Tactical Nuclear Penguin, a 32% ABV imperial stout. Part of the reason Brewdog can get the ABV so high is because the beer is initially aged in Scottish Whiskey casks for 14 months. It is then frozen a number of times, as ice processing technology and the ability to age the beer at freezing temperatures for months are a direct result of higher alcohol. When Tactical Nuclear Penguin was first brewed, it was the strongest beer in the world. That title was only held briefly until a German brewery, who has since become Brewdog’s nemesis, claimed the title of the strongest beer in the world.
Not wanting to be upstaged by their German foes 40% ABV beer, Brewdog fired back with a quadruple IPA called Sink the Bismarck, clocking in at a staggering 41% ABV. Like Tactical Nuclear Penguin, Sink the Bismarck is frozen four times. Among many things, Sink the Bismarck is kettle hopped, dry hopped, and freeze hopped in an effort to make it the strongest beer in the world.
Only a handful of our stores will experiment with Brewdog’s experimental beers. If you want help tracking down one of these extreme beers, or have any beer questions, email email@example.com.
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