Heaven 'n' Hell
While most lagers and bitters
sold in Downtown are weak and watery, Back Breaker holds the record for
strength. Brewed in a variety of different sector, but using the same common
ingredients, the only variety in taste and strength comes form the various
water sources. Back Breaker was launched onto an unsuspecting crowd of
drinkers nearly 3 years ago, and has swiftly established itself as the most
popular drink amongst Clan McHamish Frothers. The 400th anniversary of the
clans founding saw bars across Downtown sell out of the drink as the clans
members descending to various parties.
When a drink gives a Frother a
raging hangover, you know its going to be strong... Cranium Implosion lives
up to its name, providing a skull splitting feeling after a single drink.
Those foolish enough to carry on drinking it are often found a few days
later in the seedy backstreet clinics, still hung-over, covered in vomit,
urine and other such bodily fluids, and often minus a few organs. One of our
reporters ensures me that this experience is 'life-changing'.
Whereas Cranium Implosion seeks
to give you the feeling of you brain being destroyed, Mind Slammer, a drink
by the same company, simply seeks to get you drunk with no adverse effects.
The drink itself is available in a variety of different flavors, there are
enough so that even the most picky of tastes will be accommodated, and is
mixed with a cocktail of drugs that flush the alcohol ketones out of the
drinkers bloodstream before they can adversely effect their mental capacity.
Of course, this benefit doesn't come cheap, and Mind Slammer is one of the
most expensive drinks available in Downtown.
Only one of our reporters was
brave enough to try this drink, though almost all of them reported that it,
or a similar alternative, was available in every sector visited. There
seem to be two main variants of the drink, but after consultation with the
manufacturers, we can assure you that they are all the same brand.
Melted bullets is a neat alcohol, and if drunk without a mixer will probably
kill. To add to this extreme taste, the manufacturers place a live
bullet into every bottle. The alcohol begins to act immediately,
literally dissolving the bullets casing, and distributing the gunpowder
particles into the liquid. The metallic fragments score tiny cuts in
the drinkers throat, increasing the alcohol uptake when swallowed, while the
gunpowder gives the already incredibly strong drink a spicy 'kick'. Not for
the faint hearted...