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New Snake Venom Beer Touts 67.5% ABV

Monday, October 28th, 2013 by Caleb Houseknecht

Brewmeister Snake Venom

The Scottish company Brewmeister is known for the strength of their beers. Formerly known as the world’s strongest beer, their Armageddon Eisbock rings in with a 65% ABV. However, there’s a new challenger in the ring, from the same team at Brewmeister. This one, called Snake Venom, comes in with a striking 67.5% ABV.

“Unlike Armageddon, Snake Venom is not designed to mask the taste of alcohol,” reads a statement on the Brewmesiter website. “The alcohol is very strong, but the beer still tastes like a beer rather than a spirit. It’s hoppy, malty, and very pleasant.”

The beer is brewed with smoked peat malt and two varieties of yeast. They reached the sky-high alcohol content by freezing the mixture several times during the fermentation process. To put things into perspective, a standard vodka is about 40% alcohol, or 80 proof, only about two-thirds the strength of Snake Venom.

Lewis Shand and John McKenzie, Brewmeister owners

Lewis Shand and John McKenzie, Brewmeister owners

So, what kind of beer is it? Brewer and owner, Lewis Shand, said “It tastes like a liquor rather than a beer and has a whole host of different flavours, ranging from bubblegum to caramel.”

Lewis suggests not drinking more than 35 ml in one sitting. “It should be poured like a whiskey,” he says. Personally, I like drinking my beer like beer, but I wouldn’t mind giving this a shot (pun intended).

Snake Venom is apparently available online, but we couldn’t find any legit sites. If anyone finds it, be sure to let us know where.

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