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Old 10-17-2019, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Thing Fish View Post
Seems like this canít possibly be just beer, it must be fortified or distilled in some way. Thereís a ceiling on how alcoholic beer can be; after a certain point the alcohol kills all the yeast and fermentation ceases. Even the hardiest yeast strains can only get you into the low teens.
They claim they have specifically bred a yeast strain that will survive, and that it is simply brewed. Back in the day I used to look forward to the GABF (Great American Beer Festival) in Denver every year because they would break out the Utopias, which they didn't do very often.

It's good, but the strongest resemblance to anything else is a shot of soy sauce. And I don't think they had reached 28% back then, it was still low 20's IIRC.