What if I was to tell you that there is a beer that is 29% alcohol by volume? Talk about crawling on your lips. A brewery out of Oregon is pouring these "high octane" brews everyday.

According to the Hair of the Dog company website

Hair of Dog is proud to be one of the first breweries in America specializing in the production of high alcohol, bottle conditioned beers as well as experimenting with the barrel aging process since 1994. Currently, the brewery has 180 oak barrels used to age Beer from 6 months to 8 years. We use new oak as well as previously filled spirit and wine barrels. All the Beer is made by two Brewers, Jesse Shue and Alan Sprints.


Some of the beers include

  • Adam from the Wood: A beer aged in American Oak barrels. First released in 2000, and released again in November 2011 in 12oz bottles. This 12% beer has lots of the typical HOTD aromas: Caramel, brown sugar, tons of raisin and tobacco. Fig, date, and plum fruitiness in that order. This has a fairly strong earthy vinousness as well as oak vanilla. Alcohol: 12% by volume.
  • Bourbon Fred from the Wood: aged for over a year in Kentucky bourbon barrels. Released in bottles in 2011. Alcohol: 12% by volume.
  • Matt (the beer): made with two Munich malts, two Smoked malts and two types of Belgian candy sugar. It is aged in Kentucky Bourbon and Apple Eau de Vie barrels from Clear Creek distilling. Matt is deep and lush with notes of apple, chocolate and smoke. Alcohol: 12.5% by volume.