Beer Wars - World's Strongest Beer Brewed in Scotland
A Scottish brewer claims to have brewed the world's strongest beer at 41% ABV. It's called 'Sink The Bismarck!' referencing Germany where the previous strongest beer was brewed.
The news that UK brewer BrewDog is bringing the worlds strongest beer to market comes at a time when concern over alcohol consumption in Britain has never been higher with Scotland having some of the highest emergency hospital admissions due to alcohol misuse in the world.
This particular brew is unlikely to fuel the alcohol induced violence that spills out on to the streets of many UK cities and towns especially at weekends as each bottle costs £40 making the beer not only the strongest but also one of the most expensive too.
A Scottish brewery is trying to wrest the distinction of making the world's strongest beer from a German rival by launching a 41% ABV ale called Sink The Bismarck! According to the Aberdeenshire-based firm BrewDog, the IPA "takes beer to a whole new level".
The extent of alcohol related and other crime make insurance premiums in Scotland among the highest in the UK.