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.”