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Top 3 World’s Most Expensive Beer

A satisfying drink enjoyed throughout the world with many variations.

  1. Vielle Bon Secours:

    This tops the list of the world’s most expensive beer, costing around £500 (equivalent to around $1,000) per bottle or about £39 (equivalent to around $78) per pint. It can only be found in a bar called the Bierdrome in London.

  2. Samuel Adams’ Utopias:

    This beer is brewed by the Boston Beer Company, using the brand name of Samuel Adam’s Utopias, named after one of the founding fathers of the USA. This comes second in the list of the world’s most expensive beer which costs around $100 per bottle (24 oz) or about $67 per pint, sold in copper bottles resembling the copper brewing kettles which are used by brewers for hundreds of years.

    The alcohol content is 25%, making it the strongest beer in the world (listed in the Guinness Book of Records). The process of making this beverage can take up to 12 years, giving it the unique and rich flavors. It is said that the production was limited to 8,000 bottles per year.

  3. Tutankhamen Brew:

    The recipe of this brew is prepared according to the recipe and brewing method discovered by a team of University of Cambridge archaeologists/Egyptologists in the Queen Nefertiti’s Temple of the Sun in Egypt. The brewery found in the corner of the said temple is believed to have been built by King Akhenaton who is King Tutankhamen’s father. This is also the place where King Akhenaton queen, Nefertiti worshiped.

    The archaeologists sought expert advice from Scottish and Newcastle Breweries, Edinburgh and the beer is brewed in the Cambridge laboratory, costing around $52 per bottle. The production is also limited and the edition is also numbered.

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  1. Homer

    On August 19, 2007 at 8:14 pm


    where can i get the Tut’s brew?

  2. Thats curious...

    On August 19, 2007 at 11:36 pm


    I find it odd that one of them is in a clear bottle. der der

  3. you know

    On August 19, 2007 at 11:39 pm


    it does come in a wooden box so i doubt light ruining the beer is really an issue.

  4. That's Not Too Curious

    On August 19, 2007 at 11:40 pm


    It maybe a clear bottle, but its kept in a NONE-clear case. So, I think its safe.

    I find it off people would pay so much for beer. It’s beer – not cognac, but beer. It’s supposed to be cheap.

  5. Jesse

    On August 19, 2007 at 11:43 pm


    I’d like to try that Tutenkamen beer.

  6. dan

    On August 20, 2007 at 12:01 am


    hey not that’s not too curious, no one said beer is supposed to be cheap, just cause majority of beers you can buy at the liquor store are. its just a common drink thats why its cheaper than most beverages, i mean you can get bottles of of other cheap alcohol, but then again you can get shots of remy martin for 300 a piece

  7. ghet rheil

    On August 20, 2007 at 12:09 am


    Anyone that pays $50 for a single bottle of beer DOES NOT need to be pulled over and booked into jail for driving drunk — because that person has already been raped, and the night in the slammer would just be a repeat.

  8. proggie

    On August 20, 2007 at 12:47 am


    But how do they taste? Do they stack up to the best belgian ales?

  9. orange

    On August 20, 2007 at 1:32 am


    Hello.!!I’m a Chinese girl .!

  10. Schoolgirlsarenice

    On August 20, 2007 at 1:33 am


    I rekon beer is growse, drink cordial and absolute its delcious to the tichus and gives you the feeling of being around 10 (which is a nice/hot age)

    Ding Ding Ding!

  11. Julio

    On August 20, 2007 at 2:53 am


    getting drunk leads to stds http://yourstdhelp.com

  12. stox

    On August 20, 2007 at 4:04 am


    Niksicko the best

  13. Bimbob

    On August 20, 2007 at 6:00 am


    I’ll only buy those beers if they come with a gorgeous babe who will serve it to me and then demand sex.

    Otherwise no dice.

  14. Duke

    On August 20, 2007 at 6:12 am


    Living in Belgium, I should advise to make the trip here to drink a “Vielle Bon Secours”, since, it costs only 8 euros for the shown 4pints bottle (+8 euros for bottle deposit refunded after giving the bottle back). Pretty good beer, anyway, but I prefer the blueberry “Vielle Bon Secours”.

  15. Aster Blistok

    On August 20, 2007 at 6:13 am


    I would buy these beer only if it comes with World Domination and utter control of our Galaxy. A single babe won’t cut it (Travel to Amsterdam, get bimbo, get back, spend the same – if you are really into drinking beer to get babes.. duh!)

  16. Siblog

    On August 20, 2007 at 8:26 am


    I have tried Utopia at the Great American Beer festival and it is not my cup of tea. To me it actually tastes more like a hard alcohol than a beer….but it was worth the try

  17. Gimmebeerorimgonnadie

    On August 20, 2007 at 8:27 am


    Beer is beer. Therefore it doesnt matter what it cost. Jeans. Id pay anything for beer. Probably €2009 euro for a shot of Heineken. Sausage.

  18. Richy McAsh

    On August 20, 2007 at 8:31 am


    Id like to buy all three beers and then pour them over a poor person.

    That would make it worth it.

  19. Tom Featherby

    On August 20, 2007 at 8:36 am


    Beer once cured my cancer

    QED its worth tens, maybe twentys of money

  20. Math

    On August 20, 2007 at 9:33 am


    If it 500 for a bottle and 39 per pint wouldn’t that be close to 13 pints in a bottle? Something doesn’t seem right here.

  21. Spootaramus

    On August 20, 2007 at 9:37 am


    I drank in the sun & pissed on the moon & stole a blanky from a polar bear & snapped it at the cops. They gave chase pretty good but I lost ‘em when I zigged & they thought that I zagged. Anyways, I don’t have time for this beer, I am about fart real powerful & blast off into outer space, man.
    Don’t try to follow me…..

  22. ChooseandWatch

    On August 20, 2007 at 9:46 am


    Regardless of the price, Beer is always pretty trashy to drink. The lowest class of people prefer it, I mean any other drink is better then beer – beer is the poor-man’s drink of choice.

  23. sue

    On August 20, 2007 at 10:23 am


    Akhenaton was not Tutankhamen’s father.

  24. SirAdrian

    On August 20, 2007 at 10:54 am


    Bud, Miller, and Coors are low-class beers, like Mad Dog, Ripple, and Night Train are low-class wines. The fact that you can buy trashy wine for $3 a bottle doesn’t mean you think all wines are trahy, does it? Lucky for us, good beermaking has returned to the U.S. and no longer is it a universally trashy drink. You can find as big a range of quality as you can find in wine. And there is more variety in beer styles. I haven’t tried any of these 3, nor any of the most expensive wines, but in the mid-upper quality range the beers are as good as the wines, and pair better with some foods.

  25. Juan

    On August 20, 2007 at 11:02 am


    My beer botles were more expensive 3 bottles for 1500 dolars in fines plus 18 months of DL suspention. damm that is expensive

  26. Anon

    On August 20, 2007 at 11:19 am


    Comment #2 by Thats curious…
    >I find it odd that one of them is in a clear bottle. der der

    The Egyptians did not use hops in their beers. Hops usage began in Germany around 9th century AD. So, if they followed the recipe they found, the beer can’t be light struck.

  27. FAH-Q

    On August 20, 2007 at 1:02 pm


    I wonder what percentage of those beer’s are comprised of urine?
    I figure that the people who work at those breweries must get a laugh or two out of making rich people drink their piss.

  28. ed

    On August 20, 2007 at 1:31 pm


    This is false advertising. Beer is not purchased, it’s only rented.

  29. Steve

    On August 20, 2007 at 1:41 pm


    I’ve had the Utopias before and it’s an excellent example of the style – barleywine. For those not familiar, it’s an intensely strong flavor, sweet and smooth – similar to a fine port. If anyone is curious to try one of these strong style beers, here’s some suggestions for more affordable ones.

    Victory Old Horizontal (available late winter)
    Rogue Old Crustacean
    Three Floyds Behemoth

    For big-alcohol stout try World Word Stout from Dogfishhead in DE.

    “beer is the poor-man’s drink of choice.” what? I think some of the spam messages have more accurate information than that assinine statement.

  30. YmYBHi

    On August 20, 2007 at 3:52 pm


    I want sum of that freakin Beer!!

  31. Steven

    On August 21, 2007 at 4:14 am


    Hey, where can i get the Tut’s brew?

  32. Briton

    On August 21, 2007 at 4:43 am


    I think at the moment you can only get the Tut’s brew in the UK.

  33. matt

    On August 21, 2007 at 5:46 pm


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  34. jay

    On August 22, 2007 at 12:27 am


    I agree, no beer should be in a clear bottle. Sam Adams has the idea. jeez…

  35. amoosefloats

    On August 22, 2007 at 3:09 am


    yes, barley wines are a great adventure in beer. Once i discovered the taste, ( strong hint of alcohol) and woody fruit i was hooked……
    for those who think beer is for poor folk, go to Belgium, land of great beer brewed by monks with 1000 year old recipes… beer pairing with food. Beer is like wine, varieties, flavors and tastes vary. good and bad, we are lucky The United States follows only Belgium with quality beer.

  36. Anonymous

    On August 24, 2007 at 1:36 am


    i want a Tut’s Brew. It looks damn gooodd!!!

  37. ?

    On August 24, 2007 at 2:12 am


    Tot’s brew in casket? Err abit gory, if u think abt it…

  38. gg

    On August 25, 2007 at 11:49 pm


    Samuel Jackson . It’ll Get Ya Drunk.!

  39. Liane Schmidt

    On August 26, 2007 at 12:20 pm


    Wow, it’s amazing how expensive a single item can end up being. Good article.

    Best wishes.

    Sincerely,

    -Liane Schmidt.

  40. Sher

    On August 27, 2007 at 7:07 pm


    Thank you so much for your support.

  41. AussieDez

    On August 29, 2007 at 7:13 pm


    I certainly like to try all beers when I travel, and when and if I travel overseas again I will look for these beers, but I will always come home to my home brew, that until this time has not been topped for quality(my own secret additive) and price which works out to 31cents a 750ml bottle Hick Hick Hick OOPS I must have swallowed that one a bit quick he he he

  42. AussieDez

    On August 29, 2007 at 7:21 pm


    Ps The clear bottle business, there is nothing wrong if the beer is covered until a person drinks it thats most probably why it is packed in that super box. (I’m an ex Publican)

  43. Vance Lethurin

    On August 31, 2007 at 8:52 am


    1,000 dollars to help ruin your liver…
    great stuff!

  44. millerfanboy

    On August 31, 2007 at 10:51 pm


    I have tasted the beers mentioned in the article. To be honest they all really taste like hard liq instead of a crisp fresh ice cold one. None of the ones above would have with a steak or while cutting the lawn. They may be fine with a very light spicy side dish but definetly not something I would give a friend unless I let him know up front that the taste is not what many of us would call “traditional”…It tastse sort of like a victoria bitter flat with a shot of JD in it….

  45. 6k0

    On September 1, 2007 at 5:04 pm


    Its “Vieille Bon Secours” & not “Vielle Bon Secours”

  46. PaulBirkin

    On September 2, 2007 at 9:46 am


    Good article and I hope those who think beer’s for poor people don’t have an accident with their champagne flutes and end up in serious pain – honest, would I lie to you!

  47. Sher D Fly

    On September 3, 2007 at 8:40 pm


    Thank you for your support and comments. I will try to improve my articles in future.

  48. Prof BK-omeng

    On September 4, 2007 at 6:28 am


    Bierdrome London Here I come

  49. Vash

    On September 9, 2007 at 5:45 pm


    wow that’s uhhhhhh………….i don’t know good?

  50. batty007

    On September 10, 2007 at 7:54 am


    Very Good Article…If anyone wants to try these beers affordably, try brewing your own! Excellent beer can be home brewed using easily obtainable and inexpensive equipment. The ingredients get a little pricey, but nowhere near the cost of these brews. The hardest thing about brewing your own beer is WAITING.

  51. Al

    On September 10, 2007 at 10:38 am


    Hope the Saudis don’t get a line on beer like they have with oil, the US prices will all go out of control like gasoline !!!!
    Beer in the USA = still a good bargain

  52. jean claude

    On September 12, 2007 at 12:56 am


    just to let you know that the Vieille Bon Secours is a belgian beer and is not considered like a great beer her in Belgium and if you pay 500 usd for it buy another beer because it is not worth them

  53. Pat

    On September 15, 2007 at 10:13 pm


    I would guess that the egyptian beer is the best in taste, after all it was the egyptians who “invented” beer, they were the first to brew and drink it =)

  54. Roro

    On September 16, 2007 at 8:17 am


    i agree with Pat

  55. Cherbobski

    On September 17, 2007 at 10:05 am


    I drinksa da beer, because it makesa ma head a go funny!

  56. BeerMe!

    On September 19, 2007 at 1:06 pm


    I like beer. It makes me happy cause I live in a trailer with my mom.

  57. sanmig_boy

    On December 31, 2007 at 4:31 am


    san miguel beer is the best beer

    lol

  58. Karen Garretson

    On January 26, 2008 at 10:45 am


    For those of you that think beer is “trashy” or “cheap,” you should try Lambeck’s Framboise… they come in several different flavors. The bar I worked at in Memphis served 3: cherry, raspberry, and strawberry. Anyway, it’s served in a glass very similar to a champaign flute and it’s very expensive, also.

    The taste… you wouldn’t believe it. It tastes like wine! I’ve never had anything so amazing… and then you think about it while you’re drinking it and you think, “this can’t be beer! Can it?”

    I hardly ever drink domestics (American) anymore. It’s just piss-beer and they lose the flavor during brewing. It’s become science now… it should be an art.

    I recommend Stella Artois or Warstiener. Can’t go wrong.

  59. electric

    On March 7, 2008 at 9:34 pm


    #7, you may think you’re being witty or edgy with your rape joke, but there are actual rape victims who don’t appreciate that word being thrown about in such a manner. Why do you need to make such a joke? Do you think those in jail deserve it? How about the rest of society? Too bad rape isn’t as casual as paying too much for a beer.

    Nice article, by the way. I’m curious to try the Samual Adams’ Utopia collection but I know I can never afford it. Maybe I’ll take some of the other suggestions on a good beer.

  60. Nasu

    On March 17, 2008 at 9:45 pm


    Do not forget “Nine Tail Fox” beer made in Japan.

  61. DreUK

    On May 7, 2008 at 5:57 pm


    Regarding posts 2,3 and 4…

    It is the oils yielded from hops which react with UV rays to produce ’skunky’ beer, but as the egyptians did not use hops in their beer a clear bottle is of no consequence… not so curious after all…

  62. Oil da Poil

    On June 20, 2008 at 3:52 pm


    It is gratifying to know there are still some beers left that are more expensive than gas.

  63. Mitch

    On June 26, 2008 at 10:32 pm


    I’ve tried the Sam Utopias here in boston. really strong. hard liquor strong. It was good to try but im all about the sam lager

  64. Steve

    On July 2, 2008 at 11:36 pm


    For those who enjoy flavored beers Leinenkugel’s makes some great one’s. They sell a sampler case consisting of Summer Shandy (made w/ lemonade), Honey Weiss and Berry Weiss. Not only are these brews very good but they encourage mixing them together for even more unique flavors. The fourth beer is Summerset Wheat which is very aromatic and cloudy. The flavor is completely different (in a good way) from any other beer I’ve sampled. The good news is the case sells for approximately $25.00 in Pennsylvania (24 – 12 oz. bottles).

  65. John

    On August 6, 2008 at 7:40 pm


    That must be one hell of a size bottle with 39 pints in it. Beyond a certain strength beer is ruined. Half the fun in beer drinking is guzzling it down which is impossible with too strong a brew I’ve found.

  66. Jonsey

    On September 2, 2008 at 8:42 am


    I find that a beer called simply BEER is the most expensive & costs $12000.65 a bottle , I have a few left so if anyone wants a couple for that special occasion , let me know

  67. Thomas

    On September 29, 2008 at 3:41 pm


    My grandfather has a beer collection in his basement. He has alot, but he told me about the 6 unopened cans of African beer he got over 30 years ago before a war broke out in Africa ( but i don’t know where in Africa) burning down the brewery’s that made the beer. The beer cans has logos of African animals. The cans look really cool and very unique and i don’t think you can ever find anything like this. Don’t know the value of the beer, but behind the history of the 6 unopened cans of African beer thats been sitting in my grandfather’s basement for over 30 years, the beer gotta worth something today.

  68. sanjay

    On October 8, 2008 at 4:17 am


    the top two look original….. however, the 3rd one looks like seasonal sierra nevada which i can get it for under $6.00

  69. jelobolique

    On October 13, 2008 at 1:35 pm


    SAN MIGUEL BEER…cheap but comparable to those that are expensive…same booze…same ticket you’ll get when u drive after drinking…

  70. john deer

    On November 4, 2008 at 12:08 am


    #59 i have been raped and i think the joke was funny. he is not really talking about rape. dont be such a wierdo. bush light baby drink twelve or fourteen and you get to the same spot.

  71. Dieter Hentz

    On November 11, 2008 at 12:59 pm


    do people pay so much?

  72. Mr.Edward

    On November 23, 2008 at 2:40 pm


    I bought the Vielle Bon Secours in Ireland, It’s the best beer I ever taste good times.

  73. tamtam

    On November 24, 2008 at 6:53 am


    SAN MIGUEL BEER yes its the best!

  74. Vandal

    On January 22, 2009 at 9:07 pm


    Hey, I like a good beer. But if your talking about this kind of money then you need to be drinking scotch. Seriously, a $50 bottle of Macallan compared to a single beer? There’s no question here…
    Grow up.

  75. Toby

    On February 3, 2009 at 2:16 pm


    Nah, Carlsberg do a beer thats £350 per pint!

  76. craig

    On February 3, 2009 at 6:51 pm


    If I wwas going to pay that sort of money for a beer, I deserve a rockeater to give me a reacharound.

  77. soggy haggis

    On February 3, 2009 at 6:51 pm


    i heard elephant beer is a good beer from a bloke in swan hill

  78. Wicked Skillz

    On February 3, 2009 at 6:54 pm


    i would use the bottle to make a boat

  79. Fleshy Bayonet

    On February 3, 2009 at 6:55 pm


    But could you put that stuff into a mini keg, drink it while watching a 20/20 game and then use the keg to build a raft to float down the Murray in????

  80. Angelo

    On March 5, 2009 at 9:03 am


    you can buy the Vielle Bon Secours for 29€ in a 2 Liter bottle, so i realy dont know what you on about

  81. Lionel

    On March 6, 2009 at 11:24 am


    I found it at 43 Euro at http://www.thebelgianbeershop.com but give me a Westvleteren 12 which I consider being better then whatever else

  82. Lionel

    On March 8, 2009 at 4:41 am


    Oops 198 Euro but worldwide shipping is included it seems

  83. DickHurtz

    On May 18, 2009 at 12:33 am


    i drank a fine bottle of Italian vine i got from my buddies parent’s cellar and then pissed in the bottle before i passed out. my mum saw the label saw it was open so she tried some the next day. when i woke up she told me it tasted like it had gone bad.

  84. Josh

    On July 1, 2009 at 7:51 pm


    All I can say is almost all of you are complete idiots who dont know wtf they are talking about. good job to those history guy’s about the egyptians not using hops, and btw corona is in a clear bottle last time I checked. If your looking for a very good beer that is not to expensive try Blue Moon belgian wheat ale.

    PS. your article is very good. Its nice to know there are some nice beer enthusiasts out there.

  85. Jake

    On September 6, 2009 at 6:05 pm


    I drink an entire bottle of utopia once a year with my father and grandfather. My grandfather is a master brewer, and my father owns a local brewery, which I am employed in. We all agree that utopia is an outstanding brew. VERY strong, and yes it is more like hard liquor than beer in that regard. But it still has a very distinct beer flavor, very oaky and rich, and the empty bottles are excellent accents to any beer-lovers abode.

  86. Beer4free

    On November 7, 2009 at 9:23 pm


    lol all this is funny jus readin some comments had me rolling lol that shts funny

    oh ya and fck paying that much for beer unless ur rich, ill but a case for 20 bucks and get some lil uv blue shooters ha

  87. Gambrinus

    On December 28, 2009 at 10:51 am


    What a joke!!!!
    In Belgium, you can find the “Bon Secours” beer (It’s no longer called “La Vieille Bon Secours”) in almost every supermarket for something like €2 for a 33cl bottle. This is about £4,5 for a pint, not £80!

  88. larcha 51

    On February 21, 2010 at 12:16 pm


  89. Alex

    On March 30, 2010 at 8:51 pm


    well dam them I’m perfectly fine payin 20 fer a case of miller

  90. Avril

    On April 14, 2010 at 9:17 pm


    Quality beer is a good thing. Too much of it will give your wallet a headache and get you into making bad decisions. Especially when people forget to protect themselves due to being so drunk. I saw some pictures of stds at http://stdpictures.org not long ago that reminded me not to drink too much or pay the piper the next day and then at the clinic the next week. As far as beer of this quality being bought and consumed, it is a good thing once in a long while as we must indulge and enjoy life. We just shouldn’t drink to the point of losing the enjoyment. I always bring a friend with me whenever I go to drink and I think it’s a good idea for anyone to do the same. Ya never know, right!

  91. Cleff

    On June 13, 2010 at 6:31 pm


    Beer, Helping ugly ppl have sex since the begining of time!

  92. Earnalot.org

    On August 7, 2010 at 4:48 am


    Interesting you did’nt include Brewdogs “The End Of History”, the bottles come in a dead animal (squirell or weasel ) and cost about $765.
    Did you know you can ‘Clone Beers’ http://earnalot.org/review/homebeermaking/2010/08/06/how-to-clone-your-favourite-beer/

  93. DAN MCHARDY

    On September 19, 2010 at 1:19 pm


  94. ROSS

    On September 23, 2010 at 5:18 pm


    FYI

    that SAM ADAMS UTOPIAS is not the wolrds strongest beer

    i was at a beer festival recently and during one of the seminars i attended the editor of ALL ABOUT BEER magazine told us that there are 2 companies that have been trying to out do each other for wolrds strongest beer.

    they are brewing beers upwards of 52% ABV

  95. Alucard

    On February 3, 2011 at 10:07 pm


    http://www.brewdog.com/tactical_nuclear_penguin

    This is stronger than utopias and just about as expensive.

  96. desi clips

    On February 25, 2011 at 12:07 pm


    So if a beer costs that much in london , what you say about cognac ? or other alcohol botles ? I’ll never pay that much just for a beer. I want it cheap ! And around 1 Euro.

  97. Eddie23g

    On April 1, 2011 at 2:12 am


    I had no idea that beer could cost could change so much depending on were you are. I mean I guess it makes sense now that I think about it.

  98. ladyQ

    On May 17, 2011 at 3:11 am


    Nooot to be a jerk, but tut’s dad totes wasn’t ankhenaton. that was his stepdad.. nefertiti had a man-harem. jussayin.

  99. Riverside Bartending School

    On July 26, 2011 at 9:17 am


    one of the most expensive beers in the world. looks nice wanna taste it

  100. Bartending Schools in inland empire

    On August 9, 2011 at 3:20 am


    The world’s second most expensive beer: $67/pint.

  101. Jimmy B

    On August 26, 2011 at 10:11 pm


    the recipe should be released to the world. Its not right to hold a piece of history to yourself. The recipe should belong to Egypt if anything. Anything else, is blatant grave robbery.

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