The Most Expensive Beer in the World

Often associated with ball games and sawdust floored bars, beer doesn't seem like a costly choice when it comes to high end alcohol. Yet, connoisseurs of craft beer would beg to differ and it seems that expensive beer can be found in luxury venues across the globe. The world's most expensive beers are made with love and care, much like a fine wine, oak barreled sherry or even a vintage cognac collecting dust in an English mansion. Let's take a closer look at some of the most expensive beer in the world.

Samuel Adams Utopias

The Boston Brewery is world famous for its in depth lagers, this brew takes beer drinking to a whole new level. Known as one of the most expensive beers in the world, Utopias is aged for over two decades in cognac and scotch cask barrels. This bespoke beer may not have any fizz but it rolls around the tongue like a fine sherry or perfectly composed port. Expect notes of exotic fig and sticky honey, sweet vanilla, fragrant spice and smoked oak. Add into the amber design that it's a heady 28 percent and served in a gorgeous ceramic decanter and you have a very special drink indeed. This costly beer will set you back $150 for a 750ml bottle.

Antarctic Nail Ale

The Nail Brewing Company may boast one of the most expensive beers in the world, but the hefty price tag is dedicated to a good cause. If you like to sip a glacial cold beer without a prickly conscious then you can be safe in the knowledge that all profits for this mighty brew will go to preserving our oceans via Sea Shepherd. As one of the most expensive beers in the world, it's no wonder to hear the process it takes to make such a product of prestige. The water is collected from Antarctica's melted glaciers before being flown to Tasmania. The sweet water of perfect purity adds to a crystal-clear flavor that is well worth the $1000 price tag. As limited numbers were made, you may be hard pressed to find a bottle to call your own.

Jacobsen Vintage Carlsberg

Regular Carlsberg is far from an extravagant choice when it comes to beer and isn't considered a costly beer brand. This all changed one year - when the Danes decided to craft something worthy of a fairytale. The Jacobsen Vintage was released back in 2008 in extremely limited numbers for collectors and high class restaurants. A beatific blend of science and nature is put to play - with the beer going through a medley of processes approved by scientists before being stored in Swedish and French Oak barrels. At close to $300 per bottle you can expect a deep hued beer with fresh as a daisy spring hops and strands of the finest caramel.

The End of History - Brewdog

This high-end beer from Brewdog doesn't look like a bottle worth close to $800 but it certainly makes for a talking piece at your next superyacht soiree. Housed inside a taxidermy squirrel or stoat, both dressed in tail feathers and tartan, this blond Belgian style beer goes down smooth. Nettles and juniper berries push through the flavor ambience, but let's be true to taste - it's the packaging that turns head on this one.

Schorschbräu Schorschbock 57

German by name and expensive by nature, the title may be a mouthful but the taste will sweep you off your feet. This is named as one of the strongest beers in the world, boasting a staggering 57% alcohol rate. Not only is it a strong beer but it is also one of the most expensive beers in the world with a price tag of $250 dollars. The nutty style beer brings with it hints of raisins and a plume of smoke that goes down slow and easy. This costly beer has earned its coveted title, blending strength with tradition - it adheres to Germany's 500-year-old purity law.