Snake Venom is the latest pushing-the-limits beer produced by Scottish outfit Brewmeister. The 135-proof concoction beat out the previous record-holder, Armageddon, also made by Brewmeister.
“Unlike Armageddon, Snake Venom is not designed to mask the taste of the alcohol,” reads a statement on the company’s site. “The alcohol is very strong but the beer still tastes like a beer rather than a spirit. It’s hoppy, malty and very pleasant.”
A bottle of Snake Venom will run you about $80 (if you can find it) and contains a warning label cautioning imbibers from drinking too much.
In 2010, Dutch brewing company ‘t Koelschip released a 60% ABV beer dubbed Start the Future. It’s name was a direct response to a 55% ABV beer — that came packed in roadkill — called The End of History.
If you’ll excuse me, I’m going to put a couple drops of Coors into a bottle of Everclear and see if I can sell it on consignment at the local beer distributor.
(Just kidding. I’d never spoil the taste of grain alcohol with Coors.)