Who’s the King of Beers? Americans will definitely say Budweiser, but this time around, the monarch might have to step down, courtesy of the Tactical Nuclear Penguin. This is NOT a joke, buddy. That quirky name just might hit you where it matters.
Tactical Nuclear Penguin is a new beer created by a Scottish microbrewery, and it is being touted as the strongest beer in the world. With a 32% alcohol content, it has set a new record for beers! The beer was actually released in November of last year, but it is reaching the shores of the United States only now.
Think about it, how much alcohol content does that average American beer have? You’ll be lucky if you can get more than 5%. At 32% alcohol content, Tactical Nuclear Penguin has more than 6 times the punch!
According to the inventors of this beer, they were able to increase the alcohol content by that much thanks to a technique that involves freezing the brew to as low as -6 degrees Celsius (that’s 21 degrees Fahrenheit). Since beer freezes at a much lower temperature than water, the process allows for the removal of water from the brew, leaving more alcohol. Nifty, huh?
Naturally, some sectors aren’t happy about this. Not at all. Then again, the bottle does have a warning label:
“This is an extremely strong beer; it should be enjoyed in small servings and with an air of aristocratic nonchalance. It is exactly the same manner you would enjoy a fine whisky, a Frank Zappa album or a visit from a friendly yet anxious ghost.”
All I can say is that I can’t wait to have a sip. Or two.