6 of the Most Expensive Beers in the World

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Schorschbräu’s Schorschbock 57, dubbed "the strongest beer in the world." Image: verema.com

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  • DSC603 posted 2 years ago

    You left out Dave by Hair of the Dog, which is roughly $2,000 and sells out very quickly/

  • jahadix.5a92ad5 posted 2 years ago

    Utopias gets to its 28% purely by fermentation (several strains, and presumably some propitiatory techniques such as multiple pitches/rounds of aeration or agitation of the wort). There is a healthy debate about some of the other higher alcohol beers that use some variation of the eisbock method (partial freezing followed by removal of some of the water ice to raise ABV), with the Brewdog guys and others arguing that the process is not equivalent to distillation, as they are simply concentrating the original alcohol solution (and all of the other non-water compounds) instead of removing the alcohol (by distillation) and leaving most of the other compounds behind. You are correct that the end result of these processes do not neatly fit into either the classification of beer/fermented beverage or whiskey/distilled beverage, but legally they would generally need to be referred to as beer (or malt beverage).

  • lesley.montanez posted 2 years ago

    These "beers" don't even look appealing and spending that kind of money on a BEER??? I guess they target people with not a lot of taste and WAY too much money.

  • dscottblue posted 2 years ago

    Anything fortified or distilled and not naturally fermented is NOT beer. Yeast does not work past 17%. Interesting examples of alcobevs but not beer. I think "Exotics" would be the classification needed here.

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