Yeah…I’m not particularly fond of this, but it’s definitely…intriguing(?). BrewDog is releasing its beer, “The End of History”, served in the carcass of a grey squirrel and is not only the most expensive beer in the world, it’s the strongest at 55% ABV. The brewery teamed up with a taxidermist named Simon the Stuffer for the project.
It is a Belgian Blond Ale and is limited to only 11 bottles, so you can’t even buy a 12 pack if you wanted. BrewDog describes the beer like this
The End of History: The name derives from the famous work of philosopher Francis Fukuyama, this is to beer what democracy is to history. Fukuyama defined history as the evolution of the political system and traced this through the ages until we got the Western Democratic paradigm. For Fukuyama this was the end point of man’s political evolution and consequently the end of history. The beer is the last high abv beer we are going to brew, the end point of our research into how far the can push the boundaries of extreme brewing, the end of beer.
The impact of The End of History is a perfect conceptual marriage between art, taxidermy and craft brewing. The bottles are at once beautiful and disturbing – they disrupt conventions and break taboos, just like the beer they hold within them.
It was last brewed in 2010 and is apart of their extreme brewing projects that include, Nuclear Penguin (31% ABV) and Sink the Bismark (44%.)
BrewDog’s home is the UK and is in the midst of a crowdfunding campaign to raise $50 million for it’s proposed brewery in Columbus, Ohio. The amount of money is ridiculous, but will go towards the campaign.