Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Brewer's bid to be the bitterest

500 IBUs? I don't think iso-α-acid is anywhere near that soluble in beer.

The nine-gallon keg of barley wine – made using £100 worth of hops, compared to £5 for an average beer – is still untasted by Mr Fowler as he believes he might not be able to handle it.

He is hoping the beer will be about 500 International Bitterness Units (IBUs) – the measurement used for recording bitterness.

Although there is no official record, it is believed the current holder is Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA, with 200 IBUs.

Read the whole story at the Oxford Mail.

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