Brewers are the strangest people

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1. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Is it just me, or does this seem so wrong in so many ways?

Make mine a pint of stoat

OK, see, I don't really have a problem with making a 55% alcohol by volume (abv) beer, nor charging 500 quid for a 330 mL bottle, but taxidermy and drinking really shouldn't be mixed. The co-founder of the brewery states: "The impact of The End Of History is a perfect conceptual marriage between taxidermy, art and craft brewing". Methinks he may be imbibing a bit too much before breakfast.

To make a 55% abv beer, they first brew a regular strong beer. Ferment it to a high alcohol content (generally near 20% abv), then freeze the beer to remove the water (since water freezes before alcohol, they can simply remove the ice). They do this repeatedly until the alcohol is predominant in the brew. I would love to get a bottle of this for testing in my lab (less the stoat body). 55% would be the strongest beer in the world, but likely taste like malty scotch, or worse, squirrel wizz. 55% is 110 proof. Pure grain alcohol is 100%, therefore 200 proof. Most whiskey's are about 40% abv, or 80 proof.

I do like seeing squirrels dressed in kilts, but not dead ones. They should be alive.

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5774 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I once drank a beer of 12%. Never again! Made me puke almost.
Nevertheless, a good stuffed guinea pig always makes my day. If only I could live in Peru

3. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Ha ! ! Loved this post.
I drink ales all over the world. Some good, some beyond excellent (if there is such a thing), others less than mediocre and others even worse.
I was in Belgium awhile ago and went to a small bar in Antwerpen that was selling this stuff that was 24% ABV. Me and my friend bought a bottle between us. Utterly puke. That's all I could describe it as.
There is a company in Scotland called 'Brew Dog' that hasn't been going too long, that makes some really good real ales at aroud 7% - which are very tasty, but they've recently came up with a new one called 'Sink The Bismark' which weighs in at over 40%. The mind boggles - or it least it will after an egg cup of this stuff.

4. Posted by beavis (Budding Member 177 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Yep, Belgium is the place to go for strong beers/ales. I dont think I would spend €500 on 1 drink. maybe 2 or 3, but defo not 1.

5. Posted by garry moll (Budding Member 348 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi Kris.
I live about 20 miles from Doncaster,,,,,,,,tell you what the people are strange in that neck of the woods.
Naaaaaaaaa cant be true, must be a jest, how else would a squirrel keep a top hat on with its head in that postion
While working in Holland some Dutch guys took me for a few drinks "Duval" i think the brew was.
Little beer seemed a little cloudy, but quite nice to drink and managed about 8 or 9 of the bottles only to be told that when the beer was bottled is was secondary fermented by adding sugar which left a sediment in the bottled beer (cloudy beer) I spent the best part of the next day on the loo.too little too late guys.

6. Posted by beavis (Budding Member 177 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Lots of Dutch/belgian/german beers are like that garry.

I drank a white beer in Dusseldorf once and I thought my insides were being shredded. Were just not used to drinking cloudy beers.

7. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Cloudy wheat beer.. Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelishous.
Anyone ever tried that smoked beer they sell in Amsterdam?
Tastes like alcoholic bacon juice.

8. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Mmmmm, alcoholic bacon juice.....

Alaskan Brewing Co. makes a smoked porter that has won quite a few awards, though none have described it as bacon juice. I've become proficient at making 12% and up malt liquors for the US and Canadian markets, and we package them in 750 mL and 1183 mL cans and bottles. Just in case one isn't enough.

I've just developed the recipes for a new India Pale Ale and and Oktoberfest maerzen which I'll be brewing next week. They're only going to be about 6-7%, so you can have more than one. I've gotten good reviews on my Belgian farmhouse ale and wit beer, but they're only 5%, so have 3 or 4!!!

Now if I can just figure out a way to wrap paper bags around my 12% before the bottles go into the case.....