Wednesday, September 2, 2009
This weekend I was visiting with my best friend, Alex, and he told me that he had gotten me something. He had gotten me a present for my wedding. The wedding was in February but the wait was well worth it. Alex had ordered the world's strongest beer from Germany, Schorschbräu Schorschbock 31%. With an alcohol content of 31% this is more of a liquor than a beer. There are only 250 bottles of this in the world and I now have #20. Each bottle is hand numbered and signed by the brewer, and here is what the Schorschbräu brewery website (translated from German) has to say about the beer:
"The strongest beer in the world!
After the 'strongest lager beer in the world' and the 'strongest wheat beer in the world', both of which are caused by pure fermentation, there was only one last title win: the 'strongest beer in the world to brew' to.
With the help of traditional Sudhausarbeit, the rarely used Eisbockverfahrens and extremely long storage (at least 6 months) are at the end it became 31% alcohol, more than 3% above the previous world record."
I'm waiting for a very special occasion to crack this one open. At the moment, I can't even think of what would be special enough for this. When I do I'll be sure to let everyone know how it is.
Thanks again, Alex.