Making ultra-strong beer, because they can

A brewer in Aberdeen, Scotland, has launched what is believed to be the strongest commercial beer on the planet.

BrewDog's Sink the Bismarck ale has just been released at 41% alcohol by volume (82 proof) mere weeks after the German brewer Schorschbrau debuted a 40% abv brew called Schorschbock 40.

The new IPA costs £40 for a 330ml bottle, the equivalent of $63 US for an 11-ounce bottle.

Sink The Bismarck! will be sold only through BrewDog's website.

BrewDog is the same company that last year took flak from some corners when it unveiled its 32% abv beer called Tactical Nuclear Penguin.

The company opened on Scotland's rugged northeast side in 2007. It has brews named Chaos, Rip, Dogma, Paradox, Hardcore, Punk and Trashy, giving you some insight into the collective mindset.

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