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Old 11-26-2009, 10:55 PM   #1
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Default 32% ABV beer (Tactical Nuclear Penguin)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/north_east/8380412.stm

did anybody try this ?
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Old 11-26-2009, 11:00 PM   #2
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I have a friend in the UK who's a big BrewDog fan. I'll see if he can get me (at least) a review or (hopefully) a bottle.

£30 for a 330ml bottle.

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Old 11-26-2009, 11:43 PM   #3
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They really should consider making that a swingtop.

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Old 11-27-2009, 03:13 AM   #4
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Can it really be called beer at 32%? I assume they must be freeze concentrating since yeast craps out for good somewhere near 25%.

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Old 11-27-2009, 03:22 AM   #5
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Sam Adams is gonna be pissed. I think "World's Strongest Beer" is one of their major selling points for Utopias, right?

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Old 11-27-2009, 03:24 AM   #6
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Sam Adams is gonna be pissed. I think "World's Strongest Beer" is one of their major selling points for Utopias, right?
Yea I've seen a video with them talking about how proud they were of it and how they feel like they've made brewing history.
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:30 AM   #7
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Yea I've seen a video with them talking about how proud they were of it and how they feel like they've made brewing history.
Haha, I'm all about some of their Imperial stuff, but I think Mr. Koch can be a bit full of himself sometimes. Of course, that's what it takes to run a major brewery and make the mass public think it's some kind of craft brewing operation.

At any rate, I'd love to get my hands on one of those Tactical Nuclear Penguins. (Really? No penguin emoticon?)
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:34 AM   #8
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I'd be full of myself too if I ran Boston Brewing Company. I was going to ask how this was made since I thought yeast could only reach 25% or so...I was thinking distillation but I guess that really wouldn't be a beer then. Never heard of the freeze concentrate...learn something new every day!

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There's already a couple beers with higher ABV than Utopias, if you count those which have freeze distillation, like this Brew Dog beer which started out as a 10% Imperial Stout aged in a couple whisky casks.

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utopias is overrated in my opinion, how can you even call it beer at that abv percentage and not even carbonate it. its a malt brandy

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