The world’s 10 strongest beers

Earlier this week Scottish brewers Brewmeister released the world’s strongest beer, but which beers has it beaten to that title?

Brewmeister Brewery co-founder Lewis Shand with a bottle of ArmageddonBrewmeister’s Armageddon beer has an incredible 65% abv, and will be launched at the Inverness Beer Festival on 3 November where it will sell for £5 a 35ml nip. The brewers recommend drinking it in small quantities, rather like a brandy.

Armageddon is the latest beer in a long-running battle to take the title of world’s strongest beer. Three years ago BrewDog kicked off the battle with their Tactical Nuclear Penguin, which was a 32% abv beer.

This started a tit-for-tat exchange with German brewers, Schorschbräu, and these two breweries created a number of beers, each with a stronger abv than the last.

Then in 2010 Dutch brewer Koelschip put out its “Start the Future” beer, which had a 60% abv. That stayed as the strongest beer until the boys from Aberdeen came along with Armageddon.

Take a look through this list at more of the world’s strongest beers.

3 Responses to “The world’s 10 strongest beers”

  1. Parish brewery says:

    Hi there, is your beer naturally fermented or is it freeze distilled? We brewed a naturally fermented beer at 23% was in the Guinness book of records As far as we are aware there has not been a naturally brewed strong beer since…

    Would be interested in your methods and comments.

    Cheers Baz Parish

  2. Maritimer says:

    It all has to be ice beer. You can’t distill it and call it beer. Malt liquor maybe?

  3. IanB says:

    Brewmeister list their strongest beer as Snake Venom at 67.5%. It claims it is a fortified beer with a smooth taste and lack of carbonation due to it’s high ABV.

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