World's strongest beer: 67.5 ABV - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

World's strongest beer: 67.5 ABV

Posted: Updated:
Snake Venom Snake Venom
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

There’s a new brew that claims to be the strongest beer in the world.

Snake Venom was created by Scottish-based Brewmeister.

It has a 67.5 percent alcohol by volume (ABV). Many hard liquors only have an ABV of 40-50 percent.

The brewer said the beer took nine months to develop and was brewed with smoked peat malt and two varieties of yeast, one beer and one Champagne.

Like other high-alcohol beers, brewers used a technique where they freeze it during the fermentation process – sometimes several times.

Snake Venom, comes with a yellow warning label and drinkers are cautioned that the brew is meant to be sipped, not chugged. It is being sold for about $80 for a 275 mL (about 12 oz.) bottle.

Snake Venom is the latest beer in which brewers try to outdo each other by creating stronger and stronger beers.

Scotland's Brewdog first produced Tactical Nuclear Penguin at 32 percent ABV. German-based Schorsbrau then followed with Schorschbock at 40 percent, followed by Brewdog releasing Sink the Bismarck at 41 percent.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Contract talks in Met Opera labor dispute extended

    Contract talks in Met Opera labor dispute extended

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:55 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:55:06 GMT
    A federal mediator is on her way to New York to try to resolve a labor faceoff at New York's Metropolitan Opera.
    New York's Metropolitan Opera says labor talks with its unions have been extended for an additional 72 hours, averting a threatened midnight lockout.
  • New York's smallest piece of private land

    New York's smallest piece of private land

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:45 AM EDT2014-08-01 09:45:15 GMT
    The Hess triangle is a tiny piece of private property in Greenwich Village. Manhattan historian Joyce Gold explained the origins of the property: After World War I, New York City seized a beautiful residence and tore it down so it could extend Seventh Avenue and the west side subway below it. The city left the building's owner only a tiny scrap of property so small it requested he donate the triangle to make way for a sidewalk. The man refused, took the city to court and won.
    The Hess triangle is a tiny piece of private property in Greenwich Village. Manhattan historian Joyce Gold explained the origins of the property: After World War I, New York City seized a beautiful residence and tore it down so it could extend Seventh Avenue and the west side subway below it. The city left the building's owner only a tiny scrap of property so small it requested he donate the triangle to make way for a sidewalk. The man refused, took the city to court and won.
  • Runners of 3,100-mile race in Queens seek spiritual experience

    Runners of 3,100-mile race in Queens seek spiritual experience

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:26:44 GMT
    Since mid-June, 14 runners have been on a mission that is spiritual at its core. They are running the Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race in Jamaica, Queens. Spiritual leader and former Queens resident Sri Chimnoy, who died in 2007, created the race, which lasts 52 days.
    Since mid-June, 14 runners have been on a mission that is spiritual at its core. They are running the Self-Transcendence 3,100 Mile Race in Jamaica, Queens. Spiritual leader and former Queens resident Sri Chimnoy, who died in 2007, created the race, which lasts 52 days.
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices