Start the Future beats the previous record holder Brewdog (pictured) by 15%.

A Dutch brewer has created a 120 proof beer – or 60 per cent alcohol by volume – beating a Scottish company’s bid to create the world’s strongest brew.

Nijboer’s Almere-based brewery, ‘t Koelschip (The Refrigerated Ship), sells the new beer, which is dubbed “Start the Future”, in a one-third litre bottle for €35 (£29) each.
“You don’t drink it like beer, but like a cocktail – in a nice whisky or cognac glass,” Jan Nijboer, the brewer, told Dutch news agency ANP.
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Mr Nijboer said he developed the new brew to keep up with Scottish outfits that were also pushing the boundaries of beer’s alcohol content. His previous record-holder, a beer called Oblix that was 90 proof (45 per cent alcohol by volume), was eclipsed by a Scottish beer that reached 55 per cent.

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That beer, dubbed “The End of History,” was announced last week by a small brewery called BrewDog. Only 12 bottles were made, each housed inside a stuffed dead animal and sold starting at £500 pounds each. “It has become a little competition,” Mr Nijboer said. “You should see it as a joke.” Via Telegraph