The beer blogging world began chattering last month that Armageddon -- once the world's highest alcohol brew -- was, in fact, a low-alcohol fraud. The Scottish lager carries 65% ABV on its label, and is second only to its sister beer, Snake Venom, at 67.5%. Brewers can achieve the ridiculously high ABV by partially freezing the beer and discarding the ice on top. While reviewers were never totally on board with the beer's flavor, they also pointed out that it did not carry the tell-tale harsh alcohol bite that even 9% beers typically have.
Now, all the naysayers have an answer. Brewmeister, the dudes behind these two bottles, released an independent study saying that their first batch was legit, but bottles from more recent batches, which sell for upwards of $50, are around 15.25%. Evil Twin even responded to the news with a joke for beer nerds, since it's scientifically impossible to reach that ABV pre-freezing: