12 of the World’s Most Expensive Beers
12. Pabst Blue Ribbon 1844 - £30 ($45) per bottle ABV: 6%
In China you'll find that Pabst Blue Ribbon is one of the most sort after beers, it costs approx$45 in China which is a lot more than the comparable price in America, however this is because it's not the same. This beer is aged in whisky barrels, is made from the highest quality ingredients and comes in a fancy bottle. Only available in China it's a widely admired beer to drink.
11. Brewdog Sink the Bismarck (Scotland) - £45 ($80) per bottle/375ml, ABV: 41 %
Brewed by Scottish Firm BrewDog , is believed to be the strongest beer in the world with 41% alcohol content. Feel the taste of hops distilled four times and freeze four times, imagine the four times the kick that could get out of your feet.
10. Tutankhamun Ale (United Kingdom) – £50 ($75) per bottle/500ml, ABV: 6%
This beer came from the ancient beer residue from Queen Nefertiti’s Brewery, Cambridge archeologists analyzed and ascertain their ingredients. Together with the help of a Scottish brew master they were able to create an ancient recipe worth tasting for.
9. Sapporo Space Barley 9 (Japan) - £70 ($110) / six-pack , ABV: 5.5%
Created by Sapporo brewery , it's one of the oldest brands of beer in Japan. This beer was a result of an experiment to see if humans would be able to grow plants for food in spaceships.
8. Samuel Adams Utopias (United States) - £100 ($150) per bottle/24 ounces , ABV: 27%
Created from four types of Noble Hops, the brewers at Sam Adams used traditional brewing ingredients to make this fine beer. It's often recognised as a beer to drink on very special occasions and in fact only 3,000 bottles have ever been brewed since WWII.
7. Crown Ambassador Reserve Lager ( Australia) – £60 to £380 (90$ to 800$) per bottle/750ml , ABV:9.2%
A deep amber colour beer ,perfectly carbonated and capped with a creamy effervescent head derived from careful bottle fermentation.
6. Schorschbrau Schorschbock 57 (Germany) - £175 ($275) per bottle/330ml ABV: 57.5%
One of the strongest beer ever made. There were only 36 bottles made and each one numbered and signed by the brewer. Tastes like a hint of peaches and hint of vanilla with extreme alcoholic aroma.
5. Carlsberg Jacobsen Vintage No. 1 ( Denmark) Price: £250 ($400) per bottle/375ml, ABV: 10.5%
Made only in Denmark by the Jacobsen Brewhouse , this brownish beer is composed of the finest hops and caramel and both aged Swedish and French oak barrels in the cellars for 6 months. It is said that the taste can be described as malty flavor of wood, caramel and dried fruits with a small hint of smoke.
4. BrewDog End of History (Scotland) Price: £500 ($775) per bottle /330ml ABV: 55%
Formerly known as “the world’s strongest beer” . Only 12 bottles released and packaged inside stuffed squirrels and stoats.
3. Vielle Bon Secours - £700 ($1100) - 12 Litre Bottle ABV 8%
This isn't just any bottle of Vielle Bon Secours, it's 12 litres of this sort after ale which has been aged for 10 years, sold to a restaurant in London.The 12-litre bottle of Vieille Bon Secours ale has been stored for the last 10 years and has an alcoholic volume of 8 per cent.
2. Antarctic Nail Ale (Australia) Price: £525-£1100 ($800-1800) per bottle/500ml, ABV 10%
Created in Western Australian Brewery , this beer is said to be made over melted block of the Antarctic ice. The ice was collected by the crew of the Sea Shepherd by helicopter from an iceberg in the Southern Ocean, then flown to Tasmania, melted and transported to Perth. It is said that there are only 30 bottles made in the world.
1. Allsopp’s Arctic Ale £312,000($503,300) 1852 - Brewed for Sir Edward Belcher's Artic Expedition
The beer that takes the acolade of the world's most expensive is this extremely rare bottle, brewed specially for Sir Edward Belcher's expedition to the arctic in 1852 this is the only known full in tact, sealed and unopened bottle. It was first listed on eBay but the title was misspelled which meant to sold for $304 but was quickly relisted with the correct spelling. This then saw the bottle sell in 2007 for over half a million dollars ($503,300) which is over £300,000. So which beer do you fancy trying?