Most people will agree, beer is possibly the greatest inventions of all time. The smell is amazing, taste is fabulous, and after some gulping and chugging, it makes you feel great. With the trend of amazing craft beers, microbreweries around the world are focused on creating high-quality beer with higher alcohol content (so that it can survive an apocalypse. Just kidding, but really it CAN). The quest for the strongest beer in the world consists of a handful of microbreweries, who continuously introduce stronger creations every few years.
Below are 12 strongest beers from around the world. Proceed with caution.
- BrewDog: Watt Dickie
Watt Dickie is uncarbonated and very malty and sweet in taste. It has an aroma of caramel, alcohol and chocolate and designed to be drunk and enjoyed as a spirit: have it on the rocks, have it neat or even make a cocktail with it. Its ABV is at 35%.
- Struise black damnation VI – Messy
Brewed by De Struise Brouwers in Belgium, the ABV in this beer is 39%. This Imperial Stout is just about pitch black, and carries some nice notes of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts and even peat for you whiskey enthusiasts out there.
- Baladin: Esprit de Noel
This is brewed by Baladin in Italy and its ABV is 40%. This straw yellow colour beer is smooth, with light wooden and chocolate notes and it has been left to rest in oak barrels until a perfect harmony between the spirit and aroma of the barrel was created.
- BrewDog: Sink the Bismarck
STB is the child of BrewDog with an ABV of 41%. Many people credit the Scotland-based team at BrewDog for popularizing the whole quest for the world’s strongest beer. Price: 100 USD.
- Schorschbrau: Schorschbock 43
This Eisbock boasts intense fruit notes and enough alcohol to knock out Shaquille O’Neal. It’s brewed in Germany by the brewery Schorschbräu and has an ABV of 43% and is priced at USD 155 per bottle.
- Koelschip: Obilix:
Like many of the other beers on the list, this thing was a limited edition brew and is extremely difficult to get your hands on. It’s a heavy alcoholic drink with the ingredients water, malt, hops and yeast and an ABV of 45%.
- BrewDog: The end of history
The folks at BrewDog make another appearance on the list. This ultra limited blond Belgian ale wins the award for the coolest packaging on the list, seeing that the bottle case is a dead squirrel. At $780 a bottle is also considered the most expensive beer as well. AVB: 55%
- Schorschbrau schorschbock 57
Germans are definitely on a quest to earn the number one spot. While their flagship Schorschbock 57 did fall short of that position, the aptly titled brew is acutely strong. ABV: 57%
- Koelschip: Start the future
The beer was created in The Netherlands in response to BrewDog’s 55% ABV the end of history, and is said to taste more like rubbing alcohol than actual beer. Its ABV is 60%
- Brewmeister: Armageddon
This Scottish brewery blew everyone out of the water by releasing the 65% abv armageddon, the world’s new strongest beer. Meant to be consumed like a fine whiskey, this blend is crafted from wheat, crystal malt, flaked oats, and 100% Scottish spring water.
- Brewmeister: Snake venom
The brewery went a step ahead by rolling out the new belt holder for the world’s strongest beer. The aptly titled snake venom is made with smoked peat malt along with champagne and ale yeast. The price for this bad boy for 9-ounce bottle is rough $80.
- Koelschip: Mystery of beer
Brewmeister had their share of fun, but Koelschip is the winner of this little contest (for the time being, at least). Mystery of beer is at 70% ABV, and at around $50 USD per bottle. Many people can’t handle it, though, as it is approaching the strength of Bacardi 151.