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12 of the World’s Most Expensive Beers

Beers can be traced back as early as the Neolithic age, it was first recorded in the history books during the dawn of ancient Iraq and ancient Egypt.  It was also used as a form of money to do trade during these times.  Nowadays beers is often associated with casual drinking with friends but there is another world to it, we look at the world's most expensive beers. For generations men have drank different kinds of beer that enticed their taste buds, but have you ever asked yourself what are the world’s most expensive beers?  How far would you go in purchasing that precious taste that people have loved throughout the ages?  Here are the beers which will make a big dent in your wallet!

12. Pabst Blue Ribbon 1844 - £30 ($45) per bottle ABV: 6%

Pabst Blue Ribbon 1844

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 %

Brewdog Sink the Bismarck

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%

Tutankhamun Ale

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%

Sapporo Space Barley 9

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%

Samuel Adams Utopias

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%

Crown Ambassador Reserve Lager

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%

Schorschbrau Schorschbock

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%

Carlsberg Jacobsen Vintage No. 1

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%

Brewdog End of the world Squirrel Beer

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%

Vieille Bon Secours

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%

Nail Ale Antartica

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

Allsopp’s Arctic Ale

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?