As the name advocates, beer is one of the highly demanding drinks right after water and tea. It is indeed an alcoholic drink that is an apt thirst quencher during scorching summer. The greatest amusing alcoholic beverage existed from around the era of 900 BC, and gradually over time its taste and ingredients transformed.
There are various picks of beers that are pocket saving and then there comes another assortment which can give anyone a run for money and are really expensive. A brief view of the most expensive beers is bestowed upon. Let us have a look at them.
Here is the list of Top 10 Most Expensive Beers in The World in 2018
Table of Page Contents
- 10. Samuel Adams Utopias
- 9. Brew-Dog Sink the Bismarck
- 8. Schorschbräu Schorschbock
- 7. Carlsberg Jacobsen Vintage
- 6. The Lost Abbey Cable Car Kriek
- 5. De Cam/Drie Fonteinen Millennium Geuze 1998
- 4. Brew-Dog the End of History
- 3. Cantillon Loerik 1998
- 2. Nail brewing’s Antarctic Nail Ale
- 1. Allsopp’s Arctic Ale
10. Samuel Adams Utopias
Blended with the world’s exquisite ingredients, Samuel Adams Utopias is the most distinguished and coveted beer of the era that follows a multi step procedure of brewing, blending and the technique of barrel aging. It involves a complicated and time consuming procedure. One of the most enviable barrel-aged beers that come with a price tag of $0.23 per ml. Samuel Adams Utopian is produced at an interval of every two years. Its ingredients include pale malt, caramel, Munich along with other ingredients to balance the malt’s sweetness such as – Spalt Spalter, Hallertau Mittelfrueh, and Tettnang Tettnanger. This alcoholic beverage is ripened in the barrels of scotch, cognac, bourbon, sherry and brandy for several years. Samuel Adams Utopias is the best delivered when it is at room temperature.
9. Brew-Dog Sink the Bismarck
The name Brew-Dog Sink the Bismarck is entitled after the Nazi Germany’s largest warship. Brew-Dog Sink the Bismarck is enriched with a quadruple of pale ale indulging four times the bitterness, four times the whip and had been frozen four times to receive a teetering 41% of alcohol by volume. This drink ranges to $0.24 per ml. Brew-Dog Sink the Bismarck rejuvenates our taste buds owing to its incredible smooth texture and the special credit goes to the malt.
8. Schorschbräu Schorschbock
Owing to 57.5% alcohol by volume, Schorschbräu Schorschbock is listed as the strongest beer of the world. The taste of this beer is a bit unique giving a nutty and smoky feeling and at the same time alerts the indication of raisins along with the essence of alcohol. Schorschbrau Schorschbock comes with a price value of $0.84 per ml. This alcoholic beverage came into existence around 2011.
7. Carlsberg Jacobsen Vintage
This vintage beer is fermented by Jacobsen Brew House and bears a price tag of $1.08 per ml. Carlsberg Jacobsen Vintage was evolved in French and Swedish Oak barrels kept in old wine vaults for six long months before pouring them off. Prepared from whip and caramel, this alcoholic beverage is brown in colour and tastes similar to cocoa and vanilla mixed with a mushy essence of ‘rope and tar’. Carlsberg Jacobsen Vintage is available only in Denmark with an expiry date of 2059.
6. The Lost Abbey Cable Car Kriek
Ranging to a price of $1.24 per ml, the Lost Abbey Cable Car Kriek comes with a powerful aroma of sour cherries, skin of cherries and cranberries. A mastered and creative blend indeed delivering a dry and tannic taste upon reaching the end. Overall, it is a mixture of both sweet and sour elements. The Lost Abbey Cable Car Kriek can compete with any Belgian classic and also stands for the most expensive American created beer bottle auctioned and sold at Skinner.
5. De Cam/Drie Fonteinen Millennium Geuze 1998
De Cam/Drie Fonteinen Millennium Geuze 1998 – a unique Belgian magnificent beer is an invention of the association between Brewers Drie Fonteinen and De Cam. This fine brand of beer came into existence in 1998. The following alcoholic beverage was delivered in Copenhagen at the first Sour and Bitter Festival. De Cam/Drie Fonteinen Millennium Geuze 1998 bears a price tag of $1.25 per ml and delivers the perfect taste of an authentic Belgian beer.
4. Brew-Dog the End of History
Incorporating 55% of alcohol by volume, Brew-Dog the End of History stands for the most controversial beer range and ranks second in hardness after ‘Schorschbrau Schorschbock’. Brew-Dog the End of History holds a price value of $2.20 per ml. This fine alcoholic beverage is fermented using mixture of juniper berries and nettles present in Scottish Highlands. The levels of alcohol present here are way insane and are attained by distilling and freezing the beer multiple times. A unique feature that adds to Brew-Dog the End of History is its packaging that involves cadaver of taxidermies squirrels or hares. An overall of twelve bottles are made till date.
3. Cantillon Loerik 1998
Cantillon Loerik 1998 is a rare invention costing to $3.45 per ml. It contains a minimal alcohol by volume of 5% and is an assortment of long time aged beer. The bottle of Cantillon Loerik 1998 still upholds one of the costliest pieces ever auctioned. Before re-fermentation this alcoholic beverage spent a long time in the bottles. The bottle of Cantillon Loerik bears a label of ‘Millennium Geuze’. The second batch of Cantillon Loerik 1998 is said to have released on 2020. All the diehard lovers of this phenomenal beer range are eagerly waiting for the second edition with tongues wide open.
2. Nail brewing’s Antarctic Nail Ale
Available in 500 ml volume, this exclusive range of beer is authentic owing to the presence of water from Antarctica that is being used for brewing the beer; initially ice had been dug out from Antarctica which later is liquefied into water. Appearing with a price tag of $3.61 per ml, Antarctic Nail Ale was first brewed around the late 2010. Till date thirty bottles of this fantastic beer were prepared and the first was sold in the year 2011. The brewing of Antarctic Nail Ale took place in a Nail Brewing in Perth. This particular beer is a dream coming true whose price touches the heights of the sky.
1. Allsopp’s Arctic Ale
The most expensive beer of the era – Allsopp’s Arctic Ale contains 10.02% alcohol by volume and ranges $504,200. The exclusive flavour of this drink is an essence of malt that underwent vigorous fermentation. Allsopp’s Arctic Ale was created somewhere in the year of 1857, a long time indeed. It reflects strong flavours as well as hardness in terms of taste. The malt and whip were mixed to water and boiled in order to carry out 10% evaporation of the liquid resulting in a perfect blend of beer.
Henceforth, there exist a wide range of beers that can make anyone extremely weak on their knees and even force to beg, borrow or steel. It would really be a privilege to taste such perfect expensive blends at least once in lifetime.