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Old 02-25-2010, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default 32% BrewDog - Tactical Nuclear Penguin

Has anyone tried the new beer from BrewDog called

Tactical Nuclear Penguin (Imperial Stout on steroids)





From their website:

The Antarctic name inducing schizophrenia of this uber-imperial stout originates from the amount of time it spent exposed to extreme cold. This beer began life as a 10% imperial stout 18 months ago. The beer was aged for 8 months in an Isle of Arran whisky cask and 8 months in an Islay cask making it our first double cask aged beer. After an intense 16 month, the final stages took a ground breaking approach by storing the beer at -20 degrees for three weeks to get it to 32%.
For the big chill the beer was put into containers and transported to the cold store of a local ice cream factory where it endured 21 days at penguin temperatures. Alcohol freezes at a lower temperature than water. As the beer got colder BrewDog Chief Engineer, Steven Sutherland decanted the beer periodically, only ice was left in the container, creating more intensity of flavours and a stronger concentration of alcohol for the next phase of freezing. The process was repeated until it reached 32%.









Of the 500 330ml bottles released, 250 will be available for £35 with a further 250 available for £250 – the latter will include a share in the BrewDog company as part of its ‘Equity for Punks’ campaign which is aiming to raise £2.3m to build a new eco-friendly, carbon-neutral brewery in Aberdeen. Shareholders will have a say in important company decisions, receive annual dividends and will also benefit from a 20% lifetime discount off beers at www.equityforpunks.com







A warning on the label states: 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.
In typical BrewDog style the beer comes packed not in an elaborate box or case, but a brown paper bag with a hand-drawn penguin on it. You can buy yours here: http://www.brewdog.com/product.php?id=46




At 32% wouldn't this be closer to a Malt Liquor? Anyhow just curious if anyone's had/heard of this before.

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Old 02-25-2010, 04:57 PM   #2
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Sounds pretty extreme. very creative.

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No, but I have friends in the UK who have. I think the price is absurd.

However, you're a little behind the times.
In retalliation of losing their "World's strongest beer status", Schorschbrau made a 40% ABV Beer:

http://www.benz-weltweit.de/derbraeu...index_eng.html


But, not to ever be outdone, those marketing-slash-brewers at Brewdog fired one directly at the German brewer with their new "Sink the Bismark!"

Here's more info:

http://www.brewdog.com/blog-article.php?id=251

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Old 02-25-2010, 05:12 PM   #4
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Sink the Bizmark, lmao

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Some people say that this is not beer since they freeze it to get the water out and make it higher alcohol content. When I first saw this a few weeks ago someone called this barley vodka not beer.

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That's a fairly "traditional" method for some styles of beer, though. An Eisbock comes to mind. Just cause it's frozen doesn't mean it's no longer beer.

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That's a fairly "traditional" method for some styles of beer, though. An Eisbock comes to mind. Just cause it's frozen doesn't mean it's no longer beer.
When is freeze distilled to 82 proof though...

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