There are some pretty funky laws still on the books when it comes to what we imbibe. One of those laws was repealed on August 31 — an Ohio mandate stating that beer brewers were not allowed to brew any beer over 12 percent alcohol by volume, or ABV. This was a thorn in many a brewer’s side because beer potency is part of their creative freedom.
After a successful campaign, the law is gone and brewers are free to make their beer as strong as they damn well please. One brewer may have taken it a little far. We’ll let you be the judge.
Brew Dog is celebrating the Ohio law’s removal by brewing a 55 percent ABV Belgian-style ale brewed with nettles and juniper. Pretty standard stuff so far. Sounds interesting, tasty, albeit probably a little too amped up on the alcohol, but, hey, to each their own. The new brew will be aptly titled The End of History in honor of that silly Ohio law finally being stricken from the books. The beer will be bottled and presented in a taxidermy squirrel.
Okay, we’ve read through Brew Dog’s site and found their reasoning behind the Twin Peaks-level odd presentation, “the bottles are at once beautiful and disturbing – they disrupt conventions and break taboos, just like the beer they hold within them.” Mmm-kay…so it’s probably a stunt to grab headlines like this. But when they’re putting beer in a dead squirrel, shouldn’t we oblige them?
(Via Brew Dog)