Beer is a refreshing treat for millions of people every day and everywhere. Did you know that there is a luxurious side to beer, the beverage chosen by 43% of America’s drinking population? Let’s check out the most expensive beers in the world. There is a luxurious side for almost anything you can think of. From airplanes to popcorn, there is a market for everything, and people willing to pay ridiculous amounts of money for things you wouldn’t imagine. Beer is a beloved treasure around the globe, in countries like the Czech Republic (where they consume more beer per capita than any other country in the world) or Germany, this drink is a vital part of a person’s daily life. In the US, 1.2 million college students drink alcohol on an average day, and I’m sure most of that alcohol is beer. What would be your limit when it comes to prices? How much money would you be willing to pay for a special pint? Here’s a list of the most expensive beers in the world.
Vieille Bon Secours(Rs 72,000 approx)
The Telegraph reports that the priciest of the lot to still exist on retail is a Belgium ale known as the Vielle Bon Secours, which was stored in the cellar of the Beige restaurant in Holborn for 10 long years. This 12 liter baby with an alcohol content of 8% owes much of its value to its age. It exquisite bottle, and of course its exclusively while toffee, caramel, and citrus dominate the palate, a hint of licorice and aniseed leave a lingering taste.
Nail Brewing’s Antarctic Nail $1,815 for 500ml (Rs 43,700 approx)
A beer for a cause travels all the way from the Antarctic freeze to provide you with the purest water ever to be used to make a brew. The Antarctic nail ale was a special edition auctioned to support a ‘Save the Whales’ campaign undertaken by Sea Shepherds. The limited to 30 edition is made by ice collected from an iceberg in the Antartic, flown to Tasmania and then melted and utilized in Perth. While the first went for $800 (Australian), another collected a whopping $1,850 (Australian) at an auction.
Brewdog’s The End of History $765 (Rs 47,600 approx)
Having your site ale poured out dead animals eccentric or creepy? That’s exactly what makes the limited 12 edition of the End of History ale pricey not to mention the whopping 55% of alcohol content in the beer (more than any whiskey or vodka drink). Brewdog serves up a blonde Belgian Ale in alternates of seven dead stoats, four squirrels and one here, all believed to be roadkills that were outfitted with kilts and hats to make an exclusively packaged offering. The brand recommends you savour this one much like you would fine whiskey, or better still, have it in a shot glass, please.
Carlsberg Jacobsen Vintage $396 (Rs 21,200 approx)
Launching the second of its vintage trilogy series, the Carlsberg’s Jacobsen brew house released a limited to 600 edition of beer that has been matured in the brands original 1847 cellar for about 100 days. The Vintage No2 Edition borrows from the French oak casks it rest in, and the peat-smoked, Scotland malt, which has been transported from Scotland solely for this brew With a jet black colour and espresso like foam, the bottles are divided into lots of 125 each, and have been hand stenciled in lithographic print courtesy artist Marco Evaristti.
Schorschbräu Schorschbock $275 for 300ml (Rs 17,100 approx)
If you think the price was the only thing worth noting about the beer, how about the fact that this is the strongest beer in the world with 57.5% alcohols contents? The limited to 36 edition boasts of smoky undertones and just about passes the legal limit of alcohol content in beer as per Germany’s Purity Law.