The “World’s Strongest Beer” is here. The concoction was developed by a rather controversial brewery in Scotland, which had already been branded previously as being “irresponsible” for releasing into the market a beer that had 18.2% alcohol content called Tokyo. We wonder what they will be branded by with the launch of this new offering with almost twice the percentage of Tokyo.
The beer is called Tactical Nuclear Penguin and is manufactured by BrewDog of Fraserburgh. Fortunately, the product will reportedly only be available in “limited supply,” and each bottle will be sold for £30.
Managing Director for BrewDog James Watt gave this statement: “This beer is about pushing the boundaries; it is about taking innovation in beer to a whole new level.”
At a time when the consumption of what may be termed as “normal” beer with “normal” alcohol content is already being scrutinized and has been known to lead to less than desirable consequences, it will certainly be interesting to know exactly what the manufacturer was thinking by coming out with beer containing 32% alcohol.
The product itself has the following warning on its label: “This is an extremely strong beer; it should be enjoyed in small servings and with an air of aristocratic nonchalance. In exactly the same manner that you would enjoy a fine whisky, a Frank Zappa album or a visit from a friendly yet anxious ghost.”
The release of Tactical Nuclear Penguin, incidentally, coincided with the day that alcohol was prioritized on the political agenda through the unveiling of the Alcohol Bill by the Scottish government.