We wrote recently about the ongoing battle to brew the world’s strongest beer between Scottish brewers Brewdog and Schorschbrau in Germany.
And more recently, at the 2010 IBC Awards I was lucky enough to taste Sam Adams Utopia.
Well today Brewdog announced ‘The End of History” which sounds like it should be a Doctor Who episode, but which they have declared is their last installment in their “efforts to redefine the limits of contemporary brewing.”
They don’t describe the method of production, but I suspect this must be another eisbock. They describe it as a “blond Belgian ale infused with nettles from the Scottish Highlands and Fresh juniper berries.” It’s brewed to an eye watering 55% ABV and only 12 bottles are being made of which 11 are for sale.
This is where it gets even more bizarre, each bottle is encased in a stuffed animal!
Seven are being sold ‘wrapped’ in stoats, and four in grey squirrel carcasses, all roadkill (no rodents have been harmed in the packaging of this brew) and each comes with a certificate of authenticity. The ‘stoats’ are priced at £500 ($760) a bottle, the grey squirrels at £700 ($1070).
Needless to say, at those prices I’ll pass, and on this occasion I’ll decline to comment.
But I look forward to hearing your views, and if you’re so interested, here’s the Brewdog video on the subject.
Bob the Brit.