The End of History – for furry animals.

That is a real picture. I kid you not. I am not ‘joshing’.

This my friends – is the end of history. Another link I’ve sat on for a few months and only now getting round to share.

Presentation is everything they say.

Only 12 bottles have been made and each comes with its own certificate and is presented in a stuffed stoat or grey squirrel. The striking packaging was created by a very talented taxidermist and all the animals used were road kill. This release is a limited run of 11 bottles, 7 stoats and 4 grey squirrels. Each ones comes with its own certificate of authenticity.

Don’t feel bad – its roadkill. A 55% beer. Poison I say. Apart from the obvious attraction of the bottle – the name “The End Of History” is almost as alluring.

The End of History: The name derives from the famous work of philosopher Francis Fukuyama, this is to beer what democracy is to history. Fukuyama defined history as the evolution of the political system and traced this through the ages until we got the Western Democratic paradigm. For Fukuyama this was the end point of man’s political evolution and consequently the end of history. The beer is the last high abv beer we are going to brew, the end point of our research into how far the can push the boundaries of extreme brewing, the end of beer.


The Brewdog guys seem to have this down to somewhat of an art – for me, its less about the final beer product and more about the naming scheme. How can you go wrong with a beer titled “Tactical Nuclear Penguin” – 32% if you were wondering.

A standard schooner at 5% is enough for my taste buds – I imagine a penguin named after a weapon of mass destruction would not be my friend. I would have to mount a somewhat large scale war to reclaim my liver and determine there are no more WMDs located within.

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