Snake Venom: the world’s strongest beer

Snake Venom beer is 67.5% alcohol by volume and comes with a warning label.

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Snake Venom beer is 67.5% alcohol by volume and comes with a warning label.

A new brew is on the market, and its makers claim it is the strongest beer out there.

Snake Venom, which was created by Scottish brewery Brewmeister, is an astounding 67.5% ABV (alcohol by volume). Budweiser, for comparison sake, is 5% ABV, and vodka is traditionally 40% ABV.

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Lewis Shand and John McKenzie, the masterminds behind the beer, said they created Snake Venom after fans of their previous record-breaking brew, Armageddon, complained that the beverage was “too weak.”

“Some even said they didn’t believe it was 65% (ABV), so this time we thought we’d go full out. We were too nice last time,” Shand told the Daily Record.

John McKenzie, left, and Lewis Shand said some fans of their Armageddon beer said it was ‘too weak.’

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John McKenzie, left, and Lewis Shand said some fans of their Armageddon beer said it was ‘too weak.’

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The beer’s sky-high alcohol volume is due to smoked peat malt and both beer yeast and champagne yeast, according to the brewery.

“Unlike Armageddon, Snake Venom is not designed to mask the taste of alcohol,” Shand said in a press release. “The alcohol is very strong but the beer still tastes like a beer rather than a spirit. It’s hoppy, malty and very pleasant.”

Snake Venom is so potent that it comes with a yellow label on the neck that says, “Warning! This beer is strong, do not exceed 35ml in one sitting.”

It is being sold online for about $ 81 per 275 ml bottle.

vtaylor@nydailynews.com


Nation / World – NY Daily News

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