The makers of Snake Venom say they tried too hard to mask the taste of the alcohol in their previous 60% beer, so they went full-on with Snake Venom.
It’s Friday, meaning millions of people around the world will be kicking back with a beer at some point today, but most of them might as well be drinking water compared to the few who will be diving into a bottle of a new beer that claims to be the world’s strongest with an alcohol content of 67.5%.
Snake Venom is the latest pushing-the-limits beer produced by Scottish outfit Brewmeister. The 135-proof concoction beat out the previous record-holder, Armageddon, also made by Brewmeister.
“Unlike Armageddon, Snake Venom is not designed to mask the taste of the alcohol,” reads a statement on the company’s site. “The alcohol is very strong but the beer still tastes like a beer rather than a spirit. It’s hoppy, malty and very pleasant.”
A bottle of Snake Venom will run you about $80 (if you can find it) and contains a warning label cautioning imbibers from drinking too much.
In 2010, Dutch brewing company ‘t Koelschip released a 60% ABV beer dubbed Start the Future. It’s name was a direct response to a 55% ABV beer — that came packed in roadkill — called The End of History.
If you’ll excuse me, I’m going to put a couple drops of Coors into a bottle of Everclear and see if I can sell it on consignment at the local beer distributor.
(Just kidding. I’d never spoil the taste of grain alcohol with Coors.)