Today’s infographic is an odd one. Entitled Beer Efficiency Score, they mean “How potent is my brew per calorie consumed?” It’s a rather dubious measure of a beer, but interesting that someone would go to the trouble to figure it out.
After Samuel Adams’ Utopias and the 31% Schorschbräu, the folks at BrewDog beat them both last fall when they came out with Tactical Nuclear Penguin, at 32%. Then Schorschbräu answered back with a 40% version. In February, BrewDog launched Sink the Bismark, again over-taking their German rivals with the 41% hop bomb.
It only seems like yesterday that BrewDog’s 32% a.b.v. Tactical Nuclear Penguin captured the title of world’s strongest beer, besting German brewer Schorschbrau’s 31% beer. But now the German brewery has retaken the title with a whopping 40% monster of a beer. Schorschbrau describes the beer as follows:
The currently Strongest Beer in the World: 40% Alcohol
Available in 0.33 liter ceramic bottles, personally signed and hand-numbered by the Braumeister himself. Each bottle is sealed with wax by hand and comes in a wooden case with a transparent window on one side.
August Beer Examiner Lonnie Best has the full story as Germany wins another victory in the extreme beer wars.