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Title: Yet another World's strongest beer 60% ABV
Post by: chrisinestes on July 29, 2010, 06:27:33 PM
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE66S3SR20100729?loomia_ow=t0%3As0%3Aa49%3Ag43%3Ar1%3Ac0.440000%3Ab36093304%3Az0

This one I will buy if I come across it... which is doubtful, I suppose.
Title: Re: Yet another World's strongest beer 60% ABV
Post by: denny on July 29, 2010, 06:29:34 PM
Thank God it's not packaged in a dead animal!
Title: Re: Yet another World's strongest beer 60% ABV
Post by: chrisinestes on July 29, 2010, 06:33:25 PM
Thank God it's not packaged in a dead animal!

No kidding! That part of the deal is a little crude for me.
Title: Re: Yet another World's strongest beer 60% ABV
Post by: deepsouth on July 29, 2010, 06:34:03 PM
this oneupsmanship is beyond absurd.
Title: Re: Yet another World's strongest beer 60% ABV
Post by: denny on July 29, 2010, 06:49:57 PM
this oneupsmanship is beyond absurd.

As the brewer says "It has become a little competition," Nijboer said. "You should see it as a joke."
Title: Re: Yet another World's strongest beer 60% ABV
Post by: nicneufeld on July 29, 2010, 06:55:59 PM
I guess they can get away with the mislabelling a bit more in Europe.  If I distilled a 120 proof whisky from a beer mash here in the States, I can guess my friends at the BATFE would not be too swayed by my insistence that "its a beer!  no really it is!"   ;D
Title: Re: Yet another World's strongest beer 60% ABV
Post by: deepsouth on July 29, 2010, 07:08:24 PM
this oneupsmanship is beyond absurd.

As the brewer says "It has become a little competition," Nijboer said. "You should see it as a joke."

whatevs.  hopefully someone can get it to 98% soon and little competition can be over and people can get back to brewing BEER!
Title: Re: Yet another World's strongest beer 60% ABV
Post by: theDarkSide on July 29, 2010, 07:09:18 PM
Thank God it's not packaged in a dead animal!
I heard they wanted to package it in live animals, but they could get them to hold still long enough.

I thought Brew Dog's marketing gimmick was a riot.
Title: Re: Yet another World's strongest beer 60% ABV
Post by: nicneufeld on July 29, 2010, 07:16:02 PM
whatevs.  hopefully someone can get it to 98% soon and little competition can be over and people can get back to brewing BEER!

I think at 196 proof or 98% alcohol, when exposed to air it will naturally take on water from the atmosphere until it hits a more stable, what was it, 190-195 proof?  I can't quite remember.  But Everclear already has their 95% ABV beer, anyway.
Title: Re: Yet another World's strongest beer 60% ABV
Post by: chrisinestes on July 29, 2010, 07:23:31 PM
whatevs.  hopefully someone can get it to 98% soon and little competition can be over and people can get back to brewing BEER!

I think at 196 proof or 98% alcohol, when exposed to air it will naturally take on water from the atmosphere until it hits a more stable, what was it, 190-195 proof?  I can't quite remember.  But Everclear already has their 95% ABV beer, anyway.

It's not the same. Distilling with heat removes the alcohol out of the solution, leaving the waste product behind. Ice distilling removes the water from the solution, which leaves what you're looking for behind. It's still beer, I say. Huzzah! 8)
Title: Re: Yet another World's strongest beer 60% ABV
Post by: deepsouth on July 29, 2010, 07:55:24 PM
so, will someone go ahead and make a 95% eisbeer already!
Title: Re: Yet another World's strongest beer 60% ABV
Post by: nicneufeld on July 29, 2010, 08:38:49 PM
It's not the same. Distilling with heat removes the alcohol out of the solution, leaving the waste product behind. Ice distilling removes the water from the solution, which leaves what you're looking for behind. It's still beer, I say. Huzzah! 8)

It's not identical, but freeze distillation is still considered a form of distillation by the authorities here; obviously the process is different, and the product is different from a heat distilled product.  I for one wouldn't be interested in anything too high-proof from freeze-distillation because there's no opportunity to discard the "heads" and "tails" which contain lots of nasties like methanol, that would then be concentrated in the product.  Bet the 120proof one gives a killer headache!!!
Title: Re: Yet another World's strongest beer 60% ABV
Post by: deepsouth on July 29, 2010, 08:56:21 PM
It's not the same. Distilling with heat removes the alcohol out of the solution, leaving the waste product behind. Ice distilling removes the water from the solution, which leaves what you're looking for behind. It's still beer, I say. Huzzah! 8)

who cares about a headache when you can claim the strongest beer in the world!  LOL.

:o/

It's not identical, but freeze distillation is still considered a form of distillation by the authorities here; obviously the process is different, and the product is different from a heat distilled product.  I for one wouldn't be interested in anything too high-proof from freeze-distillation because there's no opportunity to discard the "heads" and "tails" which contain lots of nasties like methanol, that would then be concentrated in the product.  Bet the 120proof one gives a killer headache!!!
Title: Re: Yet another World's strongest beer 60% ABV
Post by: majorvices on July 30, 2010, 12:11:24 AM
FTR there is some speculation that BrewDog's beer is only around 30% abv according to some testing. Not sure exactly how true that is but take it for what it is worth.
Title: Re: Yet another World's strongest beer 60% ABV
Post by: bluesman on July 30, 2010, 12:25:25 AM
Should we brand it craft beer.   :-X :-\ ::)
Title: Re: Yet another World's strongest beer 60% ABV
Post by: beerocd on July 30, 2010, 12:50:11 AM
Should we brand it craft beer.   :-X :-\ ::)

Absolutely! Paganistic dead animal heads, stronger than cognac, and he made the decision to do it - not the BOD.
Title: Re: Yet another World's strongest beer 60% ABV
Post by: a10t2 on July 30, 2010, 05:02:15 AM
FTR there is some speculation that BrewDog's beer is only around 30% abv according to some testing. Not sure exactly how true that is but take it for what it is worth.

That's the 41% beer that Weihenstephan tested at 29.39%. With only 11 bottles sold, somehow I doubt the 56%er ever gets tested.
Title: Re: Yet another World's strongest beer 60% ABV
Post by: rabid_dingo on July 31, 2010, 06:23:34 AM
this oneupsmanship is beyond absurd.

As the brewer says "It has become a little competition," Nijboer said. "You should see it as a joke."

I walked on the moon! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOnBnkB4DpM)

Caution it can lead to a complete tangential discussion...
(edited for link)