Brewery creates high-alcohol tipple

Nov. 27, 2009 at 5:15 PM

FRASERBURGH, Scotland, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- A Scottish brewery says it has made a beer as strong as some distilled liquors, a brew an executive describes as "bold, energetic and uncompromising."

BrewDog has made only 500 bottles of Tactical Nuclear Penguin, The Daily Telegraph reports. It plans to sell half for 30 pounds (almost $50) a piece, with the rest going for 250 pounds ($410), including one share in the company.

The brewery in Fraserburgh near Aberdeen has a reputation for in-your-face beers. While Tactical Nuclear Penguin is 32 percent alcohol, BrewDog has already marketed Tokyo, an 18 percent alcohol beer, as well as a low-alcohol brew called Nanny State.

Tactical Nuclear Penguin hits the shelves during a public debate about how to curb binge drinking in Scotland.

"This beer is bold, irreverent and uncompromising, a beer with a soul and a purpose, a statement of intent," James Watt, BrewDog's managing director, said on the company's Web site. "Beer has a terrible reputation in Britain, it's ignorant to assume that a beer can't be enjoyed responsibly like a nice dram or a glass of fine wine."

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