For most of us the only time we have to worry about a frozen beer is when you forget about one in the freezer. But for the workers at a British-based Oceanography Centre in Antarctica, keeping a beer from freezing is a little more difficult. That is why the workers approached Platform Tavern in Southampton, Hampshire to design them a beer that could survive the hard conditions.
And that is just what they did. Platform Tavern looked at old 200 year Indian Pale Ale beers that were designed to survive long voyages and then upped the ABV so that the alcohol would keep the beer from freezing.
The result was The Pole-Axed brew, which is a strong, dark beer made with hops from North America and are all set to make the 10,000 mile voyage to some very thirsty beer lovers.