For all beer lovers out there, this article is for you. For the rest of you, make sure to pass this on to someone who would marry a beer and have her children. You’ll be as amazed as I was when I found out beer can be expensive. We usually guzzle down liters of beer because is cheap and it goes with everything. It goes with football, it goes with the boring weddings you have to attend on your own, it goes with sad cheesy movies and it even goes with DIYs around the house. But maybe that’s not advisable, if by the end you want to have equal, functional drawers in your kitchen cabinets. Drink responsibly and keep reading about the 10 most expensive beers in the world.
1.Brewdog the end of history
This is a Belgian ale that is among the strongest in the world. It contains juniper berries and Scottish nettles. It has been described to taste like leather, tobacco, soy sauce and beef, so it’s clear none of those people have ever been to a wine tasting. If you want one of the twelve existing bottles, get ready to pay $765. Bargain!
2. Brewdog Sink the Bismarck
If you’re looking at a long night out drinking with your buddies, you might want to skip this one. It has 41% alcohol by volumes, so it should be kept for special occasions. Named after the largest Nazi battleship, this drink has to be frozen and distilled four times before it can be drunk by Vikings and Ale Gods.
3. Schorschbrau Schorschbock 57
That’s a mouthful both in spelling and in tasting. Schorschbock 57 is made in Germany and has 57.5% alcohol by volume. Smoky and nutty in taste, this German beer was made in a limited edition of 36 bottles. Each one has 370 ml of sweet nectar and will set you back by 275$.
4. Samuel Adams Utopias
This ale has a beautiful rusty color and only 28% alcohol by volume. So you might have guessed it was born in the United States. No one drinks like the Germans. The 750 ml bottles taste sweet like cherries and plum and cost $150 each.
5. Pabst Blue Ribbon 1844
The result of brewed German caramel malts and American whiskey barrels gave birth to this ale that is cheap in the US but not very affordable in China. It has 6% alcohol by volume and one bottle of 720 ml costs 44$.
6. Nail Brewing’s Antarctic Nail Ale
Looking at the price tag ($1850 for a 500 ml bottle) would make you think you’re drinking liquid gold. But this 10% alcohol by volume brew is actually not that exquisite in tasting or making. All the profits from the auction sales are used to protect the marine life.
7. Carlsberg Jacobsen Vintage No. 1
If fruity notes with a hint of caramel, wood and dried fruit is your cup of tea, this beer from Denmark will charm your taste buds. But not your pockets. It costs $400 to enjoy 375 ml of this beverage which has 10.5% alcohol by volume.
8. Saporo Space Barley
In 2006 Japanese and Russian scientists teamed up to plant barley on the International Space Station. Because down here on Earth we’re kinda running out of fertile soil. Bummer. With the fourth generation of barley the Japanese created the world’s first out of space beer. They kept it modest, with only 5.5% alcohol by volume, selling it at $110 per six pack.
9. Tutankhamun Ale
Inspired by his archaeological discovery, Dr. Barry Kemp tried to recreate an Egyptian recipe using the traces of beer residue he found in Queen Nefertiti’s Royal Brewery. Made in the UK, this ale was designed to have an ancient taste. Is costs $75 and has 6% alcohol by volume.
10. Crown Ambassador Reserve Lager
You can tell it’s expensive only by the looks. Encased in a velvet box, shaped like a champagne bottle, this Australian beer has 10.2% alcohol and costs $90 per 750 ml. It is aged for twelve whole months in oak barrels before it’s sold to beer enthusiasts all over the world.
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