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'Nanny' Beer

Sept 28, 2009 - A brewery has launched a low alcohol beer called Nanny State after being branded irresponsible for creating the UK's "strongest beer".

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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."


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