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Pricey Suds! Three of the Most Expensive Beers in the World

Beer snobs awaken. This article was created just for you. Screw flights. Pony up and get the whole bottle. But be prepared to pay for the most expensive beers in the world.

If you fancy yourself a beer snob, and I do, then you will be delighted to learn about the three most expensive beers in the world; I sure was. For all you sniffers, tasters and aficionados out there, this one’s just for you. And no, it’s not a Bud (thank hops for that!).

Samuel Adams Utopias

Country of origin: United States

Style: American Strong Ale

ABV: 28%

Price: $150 for 750 ml ($ .20 per ml)

Always a good decision indeed. Samuel Adams has released this decadent version every 24 months, or so, over the past 12 years (that’s since 2002 for those how hate counting). It has no carbonation, so be prepared for that. It is more like a cognac than really a beer. It is aged in casks (usually bourbon ones) for as long as 18 years. It’s hard to come by, too, with only 15,000, or fewer, bottles made for each round. But, you do get your own special decanter that’s numbered for the $80 you will spend.

BrewDog’s Sink the Bismarck!

Country of origin: Scotland

Style: Quadruple IPA

ABV: 41%

Price: $80 for 375 ml ($ .21 per ml)

If you really are about the best damn IPA on earth, then double is never enough. Nor is triple. Nope, BrewDog (Scotland) makes a quadruple IPA that will knock your tongue right into your uvula. It is distilled by freezing it (count them) four freaking times. And it’s also packs four times the bitter punch, too. It’s 41% ABV, so make sure you have your cab fare all lined up. Screw it, you took a limo (we know).

Schorschbräu’s Schorschbock 57

Country of origin: Germany

Style: Eisbock

ABV: 57.50%

Price: $275 / 330 ml ($ .83 per ml)

Considered by many to be the world’s strongest beer, it’s also one of the most expensive beers in the world as well. The Schorschbräu’s Schorschbock 57 is 110-proof. Basically, you are drinking a gratified version of hops alcohol. In 2011, they only made 36 bottles of this pirate ale. If you can get your hands on one, make sure you do tasters lest you awaken in a different city and are married to someone you’ve never met.


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