Thursday, March 20, 2008

The 48 proof beer

If you have ever wondered what the strongest beer in the world is, I am here to answer your question. The great people at the Sam Adams Brewing Co. have developed a beer called Utopias. The beer is created by using the two row vienna and caramel malts. Sam Adams is known for using excessive amounts of hops in their beer and in Utopias they added all 4 types of the noble hops. After the beer is brewed the brewers do something to it that they dont do to any other beer; they age it in cognac and scotch barrels. The newest batch of this beer has been aged in the barrels since 2001 and was realeased early in 2007. Sam Adams brewers say that this beer has a "distinctive smell of cinnamon and vanilla with subtle hints of floral, citrus and pine." At 24 percent alcohol by volume this beer is not for the beginner, so if you can find it, drink at your own risks.

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