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    ‘Nanny’ Beer

    Scottish brewer releases 1.1% beer in response to criticism over strong ale
    A brewery has launched a low alcohol beer called Nanny State after being branded irresponsible for creating the UK's "strongest beer".

    Scottish brewer BrewDog, of Fraserburgh, was criticized by anti-alcohol groups for their beer called Tokyo which has an alcohol content of 18.2%.

    In responses to the criticism the brewer released 1.1% alcohol Nanny State beer.

    The company had insisted the high strength beer would help tackle the country's binge-drinking culture, because customers would drink it in smaller quantities.

    BrewDog founder James Watt explained on his blog: "Anyone who knows BrewDog, knows beer, or anyone has more common sense than a common (or garden) gnome will know that the scathing and unrelenting criticism we faced was pretty unjustified.”

    Nanny State is described as a "mild imperial ale.”

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    What a great idea! Indeed it pairs perfectly with the strong beer; easy to make with the second runnings, no?
    Phillip Kelm--Palau Brewing Company Manager--
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    mic_mac Guest
    Come on admin - keep up

    http://www.probrewer.com/vbulletin/s...t=14907&page=2

    In other related news - precocious Scots pups BrewDog have launched an Imperial Mild at 1.1%abv -
    http://www.brewdog.com/blog-article.php?id=153

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    I think this is brilliant. It's a shame only a small brewer has the bottle to do such a tongue in cheek brew. It's probably also a shame that it won't sell well, which is one reason all the 1 % beers of a few years ago have long since passed into history.
    dick

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    Quote Originally Posted by admin
    Nanny State is described as a "mild imperial ale.”
    I'd have thought it would be better as a "(Gordon) Brown Ale"...

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    I wonder what it tastes like.

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    Great GranDaddy Beer

    Now they have a 32% Tactical Nuclear Penguin Sounds like a good name for the mutant yeast they must be using too.
    Last edited by Jephro; 11-28-2009 at 01:48 PM.
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    Well I guess Sam Adam's Utopias has officially lost its crown (internationally at least). Definitely intriguing! However the nanny state BS is never ending....com'n guys it just so logical...grilled chicken is one thing but FRIED chicken is just misleading and irresponsible!!!!! Edit..not nearly as impressive knowing that they Freeze it to concentrate the alcohol. But still cool.
    Last edited by South County; 11-29-2009 at 04:30 PM.

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    mic_mac Guest
    There's a film of how they did it here -
    http://www.brewdog.com/blog.php
    or here -
    http://www.vimeo.com/7812379

    The footage showing the open chute taking the beer from the partially-frozen plastic IBC suggests that oxidation isn't a major concern for some reason?
    cheers
    MikeMcG

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