Yes, those are dead squirrels you are about to drink your beer from. Yes, this is a real product.
The End of History
This small batch beer was a special project for the boys over at Brew Dog in 2010. This series was created to push the boundaries of beer making, and to continue their quest for redefining what is possible for craft beer makers. The End of History is a blond Belgian ale infused with nettles from the Scottish Highlands and Fresh juniper berries. the idea is to drink it like a fine whiskey.
- Only 12 bottles were ever made.
- Each came with its own certificate and was presented in a stuffed stoat or grey squirrel.
- All the animals used were road kill.
- Each bottle cost £500 – £700 depending on the size of the animal it was stored in.
- The End of History is 55%ABV, making it the most alcoholic beer known to man.
- They sold out in only four hours
Here’s why it was called “The End of History”:
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.
Not only are Martin Dickie and James Watt (Brew Dog co-founders) fantastic brew masters, they also have a penchant for philosophic esoterica.
So, do you think this could be topped? Seriously…