What is the most you have ever paid for a beer? Maybe £3-£5? If you think paying extra for a craft beer is too expensive for your own tastes you might want to look away now because these beers are the most expensive beers in the world…
The Top 10 Most Expensive Beers in the Whole World
10 – Tutankhamun Ale (£50 Per Bottle)
Info Source: In 1990, Cambridge archaeologist Dr. Barry Kemp unearthed Queen Nefertiti’s Royal Brewery. He found ten brewing chambers buried beneath the Egyptian sand. Each contained traces of ancient beer residue. With the help of an electron microscope, fellow scientist Dr Delwen Samuel analyzed the residues to quantify the 3,250-year-old recipe.
9 – Sapporo Space Barley 9 (£70 Per Bottle)
Info Source: On December 3, 2009, Sapporo Breweries Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) launched the sale of the world’s first beer produced using malt made 100% from “space barley,” the progenies of spaceflight barley seeds. This limited offer was exclusive to Internet sales and residents of Japan and proceeds went to charity. Only two hundred and fifty customers were selected from a lottery to purchase the new “SAPPORO Space Barley,”.
8 – Samuel Adams Utopias (£100 Per Bottle)
Info Source: Carefully timed brewing and blending was key to this year’s Utopias. Some of the batches we blended had been aged up to 22 years in a variety of barrels in our Boston Brewery. This process adds flavours like nutty oak, toffee, honey notes, fig, chocolate, raisin, vanilla, & spice to the beer.
7 – Schorschbräu Schorschbock 57 (£175 Per Bottle)
Info Source: This is one of the strongest beers available at the moment and is part of an arms race that has been going on between Brewmister, BrewDog and Schorschbräu to brew the strongest beer. It is hardly a beer for a long session as the high alcohol content makes the drinking experience one of endurance rather than pleasure.
6 – Carlsberg Jacobsen Vintage No. 1 (£250 Per Bottle)
Info Source: The Carlsberg Jacobsen Vintage No. 1 is brewed by Jacobsen Brewhouse and only available in Denmark. This 2008 vintage is a brown coloured beer that is made from the finest caramel and hops. It is then aged in French and Swedish oak barrels for six months in old wine cellars. With 600 bottles from the first vintage, this beer is found in the finest restaurants across Copenhagen.
5 – Crown Ambassador Reserve Lager (£380 Per Bottle)
Info Source: Crown Ambassador Reserve (9.2% ABV) is a full-bodied, rich lager-style beer. Deep amber in colour the brew, once poured, is perfectly carbonated and capped with a creamy effervescent head derived from careful in-bottle fermentation. Longer maturation gives Crown Ambassador Reserve a distinctive taste, which is both luscious and mouth-filling.
4 – Brewdog End of History (£500 Per Bottle)
Info Source: Scottish beer-makers BrewDog are thanking fans who have helped to raise £19million by sending them a bottle of the world’s strongest beer wrapped inside taxidermy road kill.
3 – Vieille Bon Secour (£700 Per Bottle)
Info Source: The 12-litre bottle of Vieille Bon Secours ale has been stored for the last 10 years and has an alcoholic volume of 8 percent. The beer has been described as having a complex taste with citric, caramel and toffee flavours with an undertone of liquorice and aniseed.
2 – Antarctic Nail Ale (£1,100 Per Bottle)
Info Source: If you are a brewer touring the Antarctic and you see an iceberg, what is the first thing you do? That’s right – you get a helicopter to fly an iceberg to your brewery so you can use it to brew a pale ale. It’s exactly what Nail, a Perth-based brewery, did and they made just 30 bottles.
1 – Allsopp’s Arctic Ale (£312,000 Per Bottle)
Info Source: One indisputably legendary beer is Allsopp’s Arctic Ale, the powerful, rich Burton Ale, original gravity 1130, north of 11 percent alcohol, brewed in Victorian times specifically for expeditions to the Arctic Circle by British explorers. There are very few bottles left of the Arctic Ale brewed for the expedition under Sir George Nares which set out in 1875 to reach the North Pole.