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In case you don’t follow beer news that closely, BrewDog released a beer last month called The End of History. It weighed in at a hefty 55% ABV (for reference, that’s higher than the ABV of vodka) and $764. But your obscene expenditure did get you beer encased in a dead squirrel.

We sincerely hope you didn’t spend over $750 on that beer because ‘t Koelschip (It means The Refrigerated Ship) released their Start The Future beer a mere week later. It doesn’t come stuffed into a dead animal, but we’re not too upset because you can make your own dead squirrel. What you can’t make is the 60% ABV (that’s 5% higher if you’re already drinking) and $700 cheaper (roughly $46 US) Start The Future. Jan Nijboer (the brewer) stole the title of World’s Strongest Beer from BrewDog who originally stole it from him. It’s shaping up to be a regular battle of beer guts to see who can get beer to Everclear toxicity first.

Your move Brewdog, your move.

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Pappy Van Winkle is the name in bourbon. Bottles have sent drinkers on wild goose chases and left others with empty bank accounts. While we can’t help you procure any of that elusive elixir, we can bring a little Pappy into your life in another way. Pappy Van Winkle Hot Sauce is aged in actual Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels. The distillery teamed with friends at Midland Ghost to make this flavorful hot sauce, which features the latter’s prized first generation Ghost Peppers. After the sauce was made, it was left to age in barrels that once held Pappy. That means you have a sauce that’s rich, oaky, and full of flavorful heat. Use it on meats, veggies, or, if you’re a special brand of crazy, just drink it straight from the bottle. It’s that good.