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BrewDog launches strongest beer — in a squirrel

By Sonya Hook , 22-Jul-2010

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BrewDog: courting controversy

BrewDog: courting controversy

BrewDog claims it has created the most alcoholic and expensive beer in the world, and it's presented in a stuffed squirrel. 

 

The maverick brewery has brought out The End of History, a 55% ABV beer priced at £500 for a 330ml bottle.

 

The brewer says the beer's high alcohol content "can cure the binge drinking culture, not fuel it", and that the beer should be served in a small glass to be enjoyed like a fine whiskey.

 

The blond Belgian ale is served from bottles made with stuffed animals dressed in eccentric outfits. BrewDog says this "intentionally eye-brow raising statement" aims to "lift the veil on the mass market beer industry". 

 

The company says The End of History is the last high abv beer it is going to brew. "It's the end point of our research into how far we can push the boundaries of extreme brewing, the end of beer".

 

Only 12 bottles have been produced, using seven dead stoats, four squirrels and one hare. The packaging was created by a talented taxidermist, according to BrewDog, and all the animals used were road kill. 

 

The brewer has been fighting a running battle with drinks industry watchdog Portman Group and health lobbyists over the strength and packaging of its beers.

 

Last year, Brewdog launched a 41% abv quadruple IPA called Sink the Bismarck!, priced at £40 for a 330ml bottle.

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