Scottish brewery BrewDog has reclaimed the world record for the strongest beer in history with a 55% alcohol beer which it has named “The End of History.” Only 11 bottles will be available, and each bottle will come inside a stuffed animal – seven Stoats will be available at GBP500 and four grey squirrels at GBP700, making it also the most expensive beer in history.
The challenge is now squarely in front of BrewDog’s great rival, three time holder of the record for the world’s strongest beer, Georg Tscheuschner of Schorschbräu brewery in Northern Bavaria.
This 55% beer is so strong that it is pushing the limits of what can be achieved in terms of alcohol content without ruining the taste – the new beer pushes the alcohol limit out by a further 25% over the previous record holder and the record is now more than double the alcoholic percentage of the world’s strongest beer just 16 months ago.
The beer’s name “The End of History” derives from philosopher Francis Fukuyama’s book “The End of History and the Last Man“, in which he postulates that democracy and political and economic liberalism will triumph and democracy will be the end point of political evolution.
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