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Old 10-06-2013, 03:56 AM   #1
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Just curious to as how Europe gets there abv so high?
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:58 AM   #2
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:57 PM   #3
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Lol of course.
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Less government intervention?
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Huh?
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Can you give us an example?
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Was asking that as a question. Does US have laws that prohibit high ABV vs Euro countries? Considering some of the weird laws put in place after Prohibition in US regarding selling and distributing alcohol that are still on books...so was questioning if there were any that limit ABV. Something like anything over 18% is considered moonshine/spirit not beer?
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Not sure what you are really asking. Grain alcohol has very high ABV. Beers are brewed to tastes and markets. There are not to many Americans that would be looking for an 18% ABV beer.
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Considering that Dogfish Head and Sam Adams make some of the strongest beers in the world, I don't get the question
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Old 10-09-2013, 02:27 PM   #10
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I guess you've never had a Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA? 15-20% abv

We have plenty of strong beers in the States. The idea that Europe has stronger beer is a myth perpetuated by BMC drinkers that don't know any better.
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