Tactical Nuclear Penguin is Dead. Long live the Penguin King.

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Round 1

German brewer Schorschbraeu happily hold the world record for the world’ strongest beer with their 31% beer.


Round 2

BrewDog release Tactical Nuclear Penguin. The penguin is crowned the world’s strongest beer. BrewDog make a video which stars Bracken in a penguin suit. Schorschbraeu throw their toys out of their pram, this amuses us somewhat.


You can buy a bottle here

Round 3

Schorschbraeu claim back their record with a 39.44% beer which they cheekily label as 40% and hope that no-one will notice they have added 0.6% for effect. Regardless this beer now claims the world record and peace is restored to middle Europe.


Round 4

In an unexpected twist, Georg makes an unconventional move and tries to sell his secrets (and perhaps his soul) to BrewDog. Here was his email.

Hallo from germany 

today i would like to inform you that we decided to sell our beer-patent for producing high alcohol beers with the actual justbyfermentation-limit of 20% Vol.

These beers are very easy to produce (max. 5 months,one tank,no second,third..fermentation) and can be taken for producing icebock.  If you are interested  lets stay in contact. 

Georg Tscheuschner,Dipl.Braumeister und Geschäftsführer, Schorschbraeu GmbH

Needless to say we politely declined, we have our own secrets. In an unusual counter move we may try and sell him the recipe for our favourite lunchtime sandwich.

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John 21.02.2010 @ 4:02pm
Iain Louden 17.02.2010 @ 5:14pm
Stop fucking crying, youre all very punk arent you? You want to wrestle me Georg? Ill wake you up. Ill put you to sleep.
alan 16.02.2010 @ 6:45pm
Let us be honest here, Brewdog is about as punk as Elvis Costello was, but what a great name for a beer. Next time, can we call it Dambuster or something like that?
craig garvie 16.02.2010 @ 1:08pm
Im with a few others here, i think it was a Bit OTT and not really punk to get personal about it. Saying that I am really looking forward to the new one, when does it go on sale.
Chris H 16.02.2010 @ 12:28pm
I have to say I’m a slight bit disappointed here, for one Brewdog has always being a proactive rather than a reactive company, and this seems just to be a reactive pissing contest. I prefer to see Brewdog pushing boundaries of more than *just* alcohol content.

Secondly, for a punk ethos company that tweaks the outrage of the tabloids, doing an promotion that seems aimed at the xenophobia of a Daily Mail reader seems a tad off “ Sink the Bismarck”? Much as I love Brewdog, this just seems cheap and lowest common denominator stuff, which is especially disappointing when it comes from you guys.
paul noonan 16.02.2010 @ 12:20pm
cheese & ham.............with onion !!!! i know........mental eh !!
paul noonan 16.02.2010 @ 12:20pm
cheese & ham.............with onion !!!! i know........mental eh !!
Barm 16.02.2010 @ 12:17pm
Publishing Georg’s private email was below the belt, and as for calling a beer Sink the Bismarck, that’s the lamest thing you’ve ever done. What’s with the German-bashing crap here? I expect that garbage from Shepherd Neame, not BrewDog.
Chris Mair 16.02.2010 @ 11:56am
Steve and Jim appear to have navigated away from the Harvieston website..... The Ola Dubh beers are indeed very good. Bitter and Twisted is watery pap drunk by girls however. Try the Brewdog Bashah or the paradow in bottles.... I imagine a cask that has travelled to Norway is unlikely to have the consistency of the bottled stuff, which for a 10% beer is far far too drinkable
Georg Tscheuschner 16.02.2010 @ 11:24am
you are publishing a bussiness-intern mail with leaving away detailed facts .this is not good behaviour.
If you want me to become unfair also and find out the non-fermented alcohol part in your beverage brought by the casks we can start the next round.
stay fair or i will publish everywhere in scotland and in every beerblog.there is a line you passed through now that makes me start negative working against you.dont wake me up man
Steve & Jim 16.02.2010 @ 3:54am
I would like to say that i love your Bitter & Twisted beer, not so keen on the engine oil, but still a good shot!

Hoping to try the outstanding Ola Dubh which i see has very high ratings! The only one that comes close is Brewdogs Paradox, which is okay i tried it one day on cask in sweden and it was slightly sour but very nice

Keep up the good work hope to come visit you guys soon!
Jamie Birks 16.02.2010 @ 12:02am
So thirsty... Still waiting...
Andy Cooper 15.02.2010 @ 11:00pm
Bring it on - but dont mention the war!!
Michael Ironside 15.02.2010 @ 10:25pm
I suspect this could be good......very good
James, BrewDog 15.02.2010 @ 10:18pm
Our response will be very swift, and it will be very BrewDog. Long live the Penguin King!
Aki 15.02.2010 @ 7:27pm
Great sandwich James. Germans are famous for their sense of humour!
Woolpack Dave 15.02.2010 @ 5:11pm
I forecast that this is just James revving up to the announcement of a new world record.

If this is not true, then as a share holder I demand that you make it so Mr Watt.
Chris Mair 15.02.2010 @ 4:08pm
Hang on, a brewer who has made a very strong beer has tried to sell the recipe for making a strong beer to another brewer who has made a strong beer?

The next e-mail will doubtless include the patent potential for internet porn searches, masturbation techniques and how to order a curry when pissed

James, BrewDog 15.02.2010 @ 3:58pm
Todays was brie, chorizio and granny smith apple chutney on a pumpkin roll. It rocked!
Steve Wardell 15.02.2010 @ 3:56pm
So WILL there be a BrewDog stronger beer to put the Germans in their place?
(and make them re label all their bottles)

Oh, and what is your favourite sandwich?
BeerBirraBier 15.02.2010 @ 3:52pm
Pastrami, Gherkin, Saurkraut, mustard mayo. Rye read. Yum?

That would be mine, anyway.