From the HBD Archive
From: (Mark Stevens) <>
Subject: Re: Samichlaus
Date: 1990-01-04 14:11:51 GMT

In Homebrew Digest #335, Marc Davidson writes:
> I received as a Christmas present...Samichlaus Beer....Anyone
> know anything about this stuff?

The reason Samichlaus is in the Guinness Book of World Records is that
it is recognized as the world's most potent beer, at about 14% alcohol.
While it does seem to possess the characteristics (such as dense body)
of barley wine, I believe it is actually a lager of some sort.
The beer is brewed in Switzerland by Hurlimann A.G. and is imported
to the U.S. by Phoenix Imports. If you call the importers they are
usually happy to discuss the beers with you (this is ESPECIALLY true
of Phoenix) and can most accurately answer any questions you have
about the product. Phoenix Imports can be reached at (301)465-1155.
Or write to them at:
Phoenix Imports
2925 Montclair Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043
BTW: Phoneix also imports many other interesting brews including
Thomas Hardy's Ale, Huntsman Royal Oak, and several lambic ales.

- --Mark Stevens

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