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Imagine the beer goggles: Race is on to brew world's strongest beer


When Scottish brewers Martin Dickie and James Watt came up with the cheeky idea to make a beer as potent as whiskey, they couldn't wait to share it with the world.

They didn't know they would trigger an arms race, reports Evan George.

But that's what ensued when their brewery, BrewDog, released the first limited-edition bottles of "Tactical Nuclear Penguin," a stout that measures 32% alcohol and was quickly crowned "strongest beer in the world" — for less than a month.

Then the buildup began.

Read more here.

Brew Dog's James Watt, left, and Martin Dickie with 'Sink the Bismarck' beer, rated at 41% alcoholic content. Credit: Duncan Brown


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Fun story. I've had opportunities to taste Tactical Nuclear Penguin, Sink the Bismarck and Utopias, and it's great to see brewers pushing beer's boundaries, though two ounces was plenty in every case.


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