This is almost (if not more) absurd than the whole distillation argument.Why not focus on what really is driving these guys? THEY'RE DOING IT AS A BIG MIDDLE FINGER TO THE NANNY-STATE!
At this point, they've won:
"Alcohol Focus Scotland, for one, is waving the white flag of surrender with the news of Sink the Bismarck: 'Over the past few months BrewDog have continued to produce stronger and stronger beers. By commenting on this irresponsible brewing practice we only serve to add to their marketing and therefore we have no further comment to make.'"
How can anyone consider BrewDog's ridiculously strong beers irresponsible? On the website they're charging £40.00 for a single 330 ml bottle. That's $65. Does Alcohol Focus Scotland really expect people to spend that much on something just to get drunk?
There's all kinds of cheap wines, malt liquors, and disgustingly frightening (and just plain disgusting) stuff like Four Loko out there that should worry them much, much more than expensive boutique beers.