Britain's Strongest Beer attacked by well meaning - but wrong - group

Submitted by DM on Tue, 28/07/2009 - 14:04

BrewDog are a fashionable & fairly pretentious brewer in Scotland, who have some awful corporate bumf.   They do make some good beer however, and most importantly to me they make some interesting beer.   They have made Britain's strongest beer called Tokyo* (their asterisk, not mine) at just over 18% alcohol - only its not just a beer, its an oak-aged stout with some non-conventional ingredients in.   At around £10 for a 330ml bottle its expensive, but this is a small run production of a very special beer.

Alcohol Focus Scotland have attacked the launch of the beer as irresponsible & not helpful in the fight against binge drinking in Scotland.   I must side with Brewdog as the AFS are attacking the wrong people - still: all media exposure is good for both sides, eh? 

The average piss head will buy a bottle of vodka or a whole crate of cheap supermarket beer for the price of one 330ml bottle of this stout.   It is the supermarket's practices of selling alcohol at massively discounted prices & off licenses selling to under age drinkers that should be attacked, not niche products like this.

Its not just the AFS either, listen to this video with a self-rightous interviewer & BrewDog's James Watt.

The last beer I had like this was Goose Island Bourbon County Stout at 13%.   Call me a wuss, but it took 2 hours to sip my way through this beer & I wish someone had been around to share it with at £8 per bottle.