High Alcohol Beers

BrewDog, a two-year-old brewery in Scotland (and probably the world’s most exciting brewery), has unwittingly touched off a brewing competition to create the world’s strongest beer

Though most beers clock in around 5% ABV and stronger beers approaching the 8%-12% range, BrewDog is crafting beers, like their Tactical Nuclear Penguin and Quadruple India Pale Ale,  in the 30%-40% range.  Of course, they’ve got to rely on a process of freezing and condensing their brews to acheive those high alcohol concentrations. 

For comparison’s sake, most wines are in the 13%-16% range and spirits, like bourbon or scotch, are around 40%.

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