German Brews World’s Strongest Beer

A Bavarian man has brewed a beer that is more than one quarter alcohol, topping the previous record.

German brews world’s strongest beer (Reuters)

A German brewer has concocted what he says is the world’s strongest beer, a potent drink with an alcohol content of 25.4 percent that is served in a shot glass.

“Everyone who has tried it is enthusiastic. It tastes like a quirky mixture of beer and sherry,” said Bavarian brewer Harald Schneider.

Schneider, who lives in southern Germany where beer is a tradition, said his beer fermented for 12 weeks for an alcohol content twice that of Germany’s other strongest beers.

“People will only be able to drink two or three glasses, otherwise they’ll drop like flies,” he said.

Schneider expects the holders of the world’s strongest beer, the Boston Beer Company, to put up a fight.

“I’m pretty sure the Americans have something up their sleeve.”

51 proof beer! Now that’s what I call a friendly competition.

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Comments

  1. DL says:

    WoW!

    25.4% and that’s just the lite beer. The stout actually can be enjoyed for a much longer time during festivities, as the alcohol content is so high that it evaporates while being carried to your table by a frauline.