As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, here are five of the strongest beers in the world in terms of alcohol by volume (ABV). Please note that the availability of these beers may vary by location, and new high-ABV beers may have emerged since then:
- Snake Venom (Brewmeister):
- ABV: Approximately 67.5%
- Snake Venom, produced by Brewmeister in Scotland, is often touted as one of the world’s strongest beers. It’s an extremely potent brew with a complex flavor profile.
- BrewDog Tactical Nuclear Penguin:
- ABV: Approximately 32%
- BrewDog, a Scottish brewery known for its strong beers, created Tactical Nuclear Penguin. This beer has a rich, dark flavor and is aged in whisky casks.
- Schorschbräu Schorschbock 57:
- ABV: 57.5%
- Schorschbock 57, from the German brewery Schorschbräu, is a powerful bock beer with a robust maltiness and a notable alcohol kick.
- BrewDog Sink the Bismarck!:
- ABV: Approximately 41%
- Another creation from BrewDog, Sink the Bismarck! is an extremely hoppy beer that pushes the boundaries of alcohol content for an IPA.
- Samuel Adams Utopias:
- ABV: Varies by batch, but often around 28% or higher
- Samuel Adams Utopias, produced by the American brewery Samuel Adams, is a unique and limited-release beer known for its high ABV and complex flavors. It’s aged in a variety of barrels, including Scotch and Cognac casks.
Keep in mind that these beers are not only exceptionally strong but also quite expensive due to their rarity and production processes. Moreover, their strong alcoholic content means that they should be consumed in moderation, more akin to a spirit or liqueur than a typical beer. Always drink high-ABV beers responsibly and be aware of your alcohol tolerance. Additionally, since the craft beer scene is continually evolving, there may be new contenders for the title of the world’s strongest beer that have emerged since my last update.