‘Nanny’ Beer

Scottish brewer releases 1.1% beer in response to criticism over strong ale
A brewery has launched a low alcohol beer called Nanny State after being branded irresponsible for creating the UK’s “strongest beer”.

Scottish brewer BrewDog, of Fraserburgh, was criticized by anti-alcohol groups for their beer called Tokyo which has an alcohol content of 18.2%.

In responses to the criticism the brewer released 1.1% alcohol Nanny State beer.

The company had insisted the high strength beer would help tackle the country’s binge-drinking culture, because customers would drink it in smaller quantities.

BrewDog founder James Watt explained on his blog: “Anyone who knows BrewDog, knows beer, or anyone has more common sense than a common (or garden) gnome will know that the scathing and unrelenting criticism we faced was pretty unjustified.”

Nanny State is described as a “mild imperial ale.”


  1. gitchegumee says

    What a great idea! Indeed it pairs perfectly with the strong beer; easy to make with the second runnings, no?

  2. dick murton says

    I think this is brilliant. It’s a shame only a small brewer has the bottle to do such a tongue in cheek brew. It’s probably also a shame that it won’t sell well, which is one reason all the 1 % beers of a few years ago have long since passed into history.

  3. TL Services says

    admin wrote: Nanny State is described as a “mild imperial ale.”

    I’d have thought it would be better as a “(Gordon) Brown Ale”… 😀

  4. South County says

    Well I guess Sam Adam’s Utopias has officially lost its crown (internationally at least). Definitely intriguing! However the nanny state BS is never ending….com’n guys it just so logical…grilled chicken is one thing but FRIED chicken is just misleading and irresponsible!!!!! Edit..not nearly as impressive knowing that they Freeze it to concentrate the alcohol. But still cool.