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And manage to mention the war as well with “Sink the Bismark” beer.

You might recall Scottish brewer Brewdog  laying claim to the title of “World’s Strongest Beer” with their Tactical Nuclear Penguin brand and its 32% . Well the German brewer who had the previous record, Schorshbraue’s 31% beer, weren’t going to take that lying down (that comes after the drinking).

They struck back with a 39.44% beer, still under their name of Schorshbraue, to take back the record.

You can tell what’s coming next from the casks of the Fraserburgh based company. Yes, it’s a 41% beer called… Sink the Bismark. With a name straight out of the Daily Mail’s “How to appeal to people who remember the war” the Battleship Busting Beer is available online in a 330ml bottle for the pricely sum of £40, which is the price of a fine bottle of spirits.

That’s by design, says Brewdog’s MD James Watt, “Beer has a terrible reputation in Britain, it’s ignorant to assume that a beer can’t be enjoyed responsibly like a nice dram or a glass of fine wine. A beer like Sink the Bismarck should be enjoyed in spirit sized measure.”

You can find the beer online at Brewdog, and if the Germans are persistent, then expect to see a 43% beer in the near future called “We Love HMS Hood”.

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