Just in time for the festive season

Back in my misspent youth, Molson “Brador”, a beer that was only sold in Quebec, was considered the Ultimate Beer.   With 6% alcohol by volume compared to the 5% of our average domestic beers, a halfsack of Brador was an efficient investment of beer capital.   Never mind Budweiser with its wimpy 3.2% ABV — among decadent and depraved Canadian youth of the 70s, Brador was the de facto king of beers, and every weekend  a couple of us would make a run to Montreal and return with a trunkload of the stuff.

Apparently the search for mindblowingly intoxicating beer goes on.  Move over Brador — stand back and make way for the King Hell Big Daddy of Beers, “Tactical Nuclear Penguin”:

A controversial Scottish brewery has launched what it described as the world’s strongest beer – with a 32% alcohol content.

Tactical Nuclear Penguin has been unveiled by BrewDog of Fraserburgh.  […]

Managing director James Watt said a limited supply of Tactical Nuclear Penguin would be sold for £30 each.

He said: “This beer is about pushing the boundaries, it is about taking innovation in beer to a whole new level.”

Beer has obviously come a long way in 30 years:  “pushing the boundaries” used to be what drugs were all about!

(h/t Ellroon)

45 Responses to “Just in time for the festive season”


  1. 1 beerdoctor Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Funny that your bring up the Brew Dog Nuclear Penguin. I just posted information about it too. I too remember Molson Brador, that was indeed, in those days thought to powerful.
    Cheers!

  2. 2 The Anti-Social Socialist Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Holy crap.

    My regular drink is Unibroue’s Fin du Monde at 9%, and it’s a very potent craft beer…

    32% is is… just wow.

    I need a bottle.

  3. 3 Janus Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Sixty-four proof?!?

    That’s not beer! That’s legs eraser!

    So…where and how much?

  4. 4 Cornelius T.Zen Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Good morrow, all!
    A few years ago, there was Dry Beer. Then there was Ice Beer.
    This Hour Has 22 Minutes has a parody called ICE STORM BEER – You Are Powerless.
    Now, we see a half-sack in a bottle. Does the DEA know about this? Will they be sending agents into Scotland? I can see the briefing notes for…Operation Kiltlifter!
    Och, aye, ’tis a bonny brew — BUT IT’S NAE OATMEAL!
    And the juice of the barley for me…
    I remain…CTZen

  5. 5 Phatbiker Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Have to order some in for the next Ugly’s bike bash!

  6. 6 The Anti-Social Socialist Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    “Operation Kiltlifter”

    😀

  7. 7 The Anti-Social Socialist Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Fuck. Okay, how the hell do you post images here?

  8. 8 JJ Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Anti-social –

    You do this:
    img src =”https://unrepentantoldhippie.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/wingnut.jpg”

    inside html tags

    and it looks like this

  9. 9 JJ Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    beerdoctor – You remember Brador? Oh, our wild wild wayward youth… 😉

  10. 10 JJ Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Antisocial – I don’t think I could even drink a beer that was 32% ABV. These days it’s all I can do to drink a Corona (which is why I usually buy Coronitas in the small bottle).

  11. 11 JJ Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Janus – It’s super expensive — 30lbs each (english pounds), which is what, about $75?? For a BEER?? Not a very efficient expenditure of Beer Funds.

  12. 12 JJ Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    CTZen

    I can see the briefing notes for…Operation Kiltlifter!

    OCH! 😯

  13. 13 The Anti-Social Socialist Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Okay, let’s have a go…

    “Operation Kiltlifter”

  14. 14 The Anti-Social Socialist Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    I give up.

    There’s a beer by that name.

    Fuck.

  15. 15 Shade Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    32%? Geeze that’d probably knock me right out. I don’t ussually drink at all the last thing I had was a snifter of wine. Not that fancy red, white stuff. I believe it’s called a desert wine. Or something like that.

  16. 16 JJ Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    phatbiker

    Have to order some in for the next Ugly’s bike bash!

    Things could get ugly at Ugly’s with a bunch of bikers drinking 32% ABV beer 😯

    I once made beer for a biker bash, and made special labels for it. I made two kinds of beer: “Mild”, which was 5% and the label had a picture of a stock bike, and “WILD” – 8% 😯 with a picture of a san francisco 60s-style chopper 😆

    Needless to say, the “Wild” beer sold out almost immediately.

  17. 17 JJ Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Antisocial – There, I fix for you 😉

  18. 18 JJ Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Shade – I concur. I would have a hard time choking back a 9% beer like Antisocial drinks, let alone 32%. One sip would probably render me comatose.

  19. 19 Bleatmop Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    One normal beer gets me buzzed. I can’t imagine what one of these Bleatmop Murderers would do. Oh wait, I think I just figured it out.

  20. 20 JJ Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Bleatmop – No kidding! I’ll stick with my Cornonitas 😉

  21. 21 The Anti-Social Socialist Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Corona…

    *cough*

    “As Dan Strzelec would say, “If you run five miles and then wrench the nut sweat from between the crack of your ass into a bottle, you’ll get Corona.”

    Yea, I’m really opinionated to beer. I’m an ass 😀

  22. 22 Cornelius T.Zen Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Good morrow, all!
    Scottish uber-beer: Warm, flat and deadly!
    Give me single-malt, double, neat, every time!
    Slainte!
    I remain…ummm…my name escapes me…

  23. 23 Reality Bites Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Wimps! It’s no stronger than downing six shots in quick succession.

    I used to do that in Kindergarden. At recess. 😉

  24. 24 Cornelius T.Zen Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Good morrow, all!
    RB: That explains why you’re such a skank 😉
    At least, in Jasper’s estimation…so I hear…
    I remain…I hope…CTZen

  25. 25 Frank Frink Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    If it’s not Scottish it’s crap! 😉

    (Was that from one of Mike Myers’ characters? Can’t recall at the moment.)

  26. 26 Bleatmop Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Frank – Sounds like Fat Bastard to me.

  27. 27 Cornelius T.Zen Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Good morrow, all!
    Aye, that was Wee Mikey, and it should be:
    If it’s nae Scottish, it’s cr-r-r-ap!
    (in the Scottish accent that made Shrek famous)
    That was the Phil McCracken, Scottish Therapist, skit from SNL, featuring Patrick Stewart…
    Ye have t’ manage yer anger-r-r-r!
    And the best thing for anger is…SCOTCH!
    As Beaudelaire put it best: One should always be drunk
    That’s all that matters…
    (a rather long poem, best recited by Liam Clancy)
    Or, we could always sing…
    And I would walk five hundred miles…
    Och aye…if it’s nae Scottish…it’s CR-R-R-RAP!
    Yer humble and most obedient ser-r-r-vent – CT MacZen

  28. 28 Janus Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Okay, somebody get the bottle away from the Zenster; he’s clearly had enough… 😆

  29. 30 Bleatmop Monday, November 30, 2009 at 7:11 am

    Frank – Wow, the internet does know everything. Is there any question it can’t answer?

    [url=http://www.google.ca/search?q=how+do+we+make+jasper+go+away%3F&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a]Maybe there is?[/url]

  30. 31 RealityBites Monday, November 30, 2009 at 10:06 am

    “As Dan Strzelec would say, “If you run five miles and then wrench the nut sweat from between the crack of your ass into a bottle, you’ll get Corona.”

    Nitpicking time:

    If your nuts are wedged into the crack of your ass, there’s no way you’re running five miles. Or even five feet. And if they’re in their normal position, well, sweat doesn’t drip upwards.

    To be perfectly frank, I’d wager that nut sweat would only weaken the taste of the ass crack sweat anyway. Mind you, that’s a common criticism of Corona.

  31. 32 JJ Monday, November 30, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Ack! I didn’t realize Corona was so despised! 😯 I like it 🙂 with a little wedge of lime on a hot afternoon… it doesn’t taste like nut sweat at all (bring on the snarky replies)

  32. 34 The Anti-Social Socialist Monday, November 30, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Tell you what, JJ. If you like Mexican lagers, go and try some Sol or some Pacifico. They are a dozen times better than Corona and Mexicans actually drink them.

    If you have some luck, you can also try out a Carta Blanca, which is the very best of Mexican brews.

  33. 35 JJ Monday, November 30, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    RB – I can’t get that video to play, but I do vaguely remember that routine from SNL. Hahaha! (Ew.)

  34. 36 JJ Monday, November 30, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Antisocial – I have tried all those beers in Mexico, and I like them all. I think my favourite was either Pacifico or Carta Blanca, whichever is the lighter one. (There was also one I really liked called ‘the blonde’ or something like that? But in Spanish. I forget what it was called in Spanish, but it was great.) I’d buy Carta Blanca for sure instead of Corona, but they don’t sell it at my local cold beer store!

  35. 37 JJ Monday, November 30, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    CTZen – Are you a Scotch enthusiast? Me too! Johnny Walker Black is my drug of choice.

  36. 38 Bleatmop Monday, November 30, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    JJ – I’m with you when it comes to Corona. A slice of lime and it’s a beer I can drink. It’s that or Big Rock Traditional Ale when it comes to beer for me. I’m usually a Cuba Libre type of guy though.

  37. 41 Cornelius T.Zen Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 8:05 am

    Good morrow, all!
    JJ: Johnny Walker Black is good in a Pinch (pun intended). I am an enthusiast for quality single-malts. You know, the stuff that’s very expensive, and can only be appreciated when sipped neat. Glenfiddich, Glenlivet, Glenmorangie, three of my faves and only on special occasions, such as, Christmas dinner, Thanksgiving, birthdays and hey, I just happen to be visiting somebody who has some.
    Just a wee dram, mind
    I remain, as ever, yer numble and most inebriated servant — CT MacZen

  38. 43 JJ Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 9:58 am

    bleatmop – Cuba Libre is rum & coke, right?
    *heave* I can’t stand coke with alcohol. Anything that I threw up when I was first learning how to drink still makes me feel queasy to this day, rye & coke, rum & coke, singapore slings… puke emoticon :0<<

  39. 44 JJ Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 10:01 am

    CTZen – Right, JWB is a blend of single malts. Speaking of Pinch, that’s another one I like (the cool bottle).

    I like Irish Whiskey too, almost even more than Scotch. Bushmills!


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