You know you're a raving authoritarian prick when even the Greens say you're being alarmist.
The Liberal Democrat justice spokesman, Robert Brown, has put down a motion attacking the new Tokyo* beer, believed to be the strongest beer in the world, produced by the Aberdeenshire-based brewery BrewDog.
Mr Brown called the beer's 18.2 per cent alcohol level "reprehensible in a society where the medical evidence shows that, across all age groups and socio-economic categories, individuals are drinking too much alcohol".
Green MSP Patrick Harvie suggested his Liberal Democrat opponent was missing the point on Scotland's problem with booze.
"I doubt we'll see fans of Buckfast switching to niche micro-brewery beers like this, and Robert Brown should therefore simply calm down," he said.
There is something rather disturbing about seeing the Dr Jekyll Liberals being subsumed by the Mr Hyde Social Democrat side of the Lib Dems.
As Tom Papworth succinctly observed at Liberal Vision a couple of days ago.
We Liberal Democrats do love a good banning. This is odd for a party that professes liberalism, a belief that individuals should be free to pursue their own ends as they see fit; a philosophy that trusts people to make choices for themselves.
Quite. Profess liberalism they may well do. Act in a liberal manner they certainly don't. They are almost indistinguishable from New Labour now and getting more proscriptive by the day, despite the fact that their poll ratings are showing no improvement as a result.
Good luck to Liberal and Progressive Vision, but with hysterical numbnuts like Robert Brown regularly bouncing up and down in outrage at irrelevances, they have their work cut out.