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Old 09-10-2005, 04:44 AM   #1
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BERLIN (Reuters) - A German brewer has concocted what he says is the world's strongest beer, a potent drink with an alcohol content of 25.4 percent that is served in a shot glass.

"Everyone who has tried it is enthusiastic. It tastes like a quirky mixture of beer and sherry," said Bavarian brewer Harald Schneider.

Schneider, who lives in southern Germany where beer is a tradition, said his beer fermented for 12 weeks for an alcohol content twice that of Germany's other strongest beers.

"People will only be able to drink two or three glasses, otherwise they'll drop like flies," he said.

Schneider expects the holders of the world's strongest beer, the Boston Beer Company, to put up a fight.

"I'm pretty sure the Americans have something up their sleeve."

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.

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Old 09-20-2005, 11:11 PM   #2
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It must be fortified. I read that you can only ferment something like 19 percent. Mix grain alcohol with your next batch, and you can have the strongest beer in the world.

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Old 09-25-2005, 04:44 PM   #3
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I used to drink EKU 28 from Kulmbach when I lived in Germany.

I also used shot glasses. Not because of the alcoholic content, but because you can't drink a full glass of that stuff. It has the same effect as stuffing your mouth with chocolate or steak and trying to's hard to swallow.
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