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The Daily Record reports that Banffshire's Brewmeister Brewery in Scotland has broken their own record for the world's strongest beer. Last year, the two brewers Lewis Shand and John McKenzie created Armageddon, a beer with 65 percent alcohol. They sold 6,000 bottles, the Daily Record reports, but fans wanted a stronger beer.
Enter: Snake Venom. "Snake Venom is definitely sharper in taste. With Armageddon, we actually tried to disguise the taste by making it quite oily. We thought if it was too strong, people wouldn't like it. But the problem we found is that people said we shouldn't have tried to cover up the intensity," Lewis told the Daily Record.
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Guinness World Records has yet to acknowledge their win, with the website still claiming BrewDog's 55 percent brew as the strongest beer ever sold, but the World Record Academy does have Armageddon as the world's strongest beer. But with this new introduction, that's bound to change.
The strength of the beer, however, means that drinkers can't have too much in one sitting. The brewers recommend drinkers to only have 35 milliliters at once, pouring the beer more like a whiskey than, say, a Bud Light. A 275-milliliter bottle, in the meantime, goes for some $80.
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- Jessica Chou, The Daily Meal