While we’re drinking 3.2

Supposedly, this is the World’s Strongest Beer:

Snake Venom is the latest pushing-the-limits beer produced by Scottish outfit Brewmeister. The 135-proof concoction beat out the previous record-holder, Armageddon, also made by Brewmeister.

“Unlike Armageddon, Snake Venom is not designed to mask the taste of the alcohol,” reads a statement on the company’s site. “The alcohol is very strong but the beer still tastes like a beer rather than a spirit. It’s hoppy, malty and very pleasant.”

A bottle of Snake Venom will run you about $80 (if you can find it) and contains a warning label cautioning imbibers from drinking too much.

Let’s see. 67.5 divided by 3.2 is, um, 21.1. This is, therefore, the one beer to have when you’re not having twenty-one.


  1. fillyjonk »

    29 October 2013 · 1:29 pm

    I’m assuming some kind of distilling or post-brewing enrichment is going on here, because IIRC, once yeast hit a solution of 12% alcohol or thereabouts, they just quit, because it poisons them.

    I don’t drink, so I might not know for sure, but the beer sounds repulsive.

  2. CGHill »

    29 October 2013 · 1:42 pm

    This would seem to be how they did it with their previous megabrew:

    Brewmeister’s Armageddon is made with crystal malt, wheat, flaked oats and spring water. The extremely high alcohol content is achieved by freezing the beer, then removing the ice that subsequently forms, leaving the alcohol because alcohol does not freeze along with water.


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