Most expensive beer bought

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  1. Mitchell Hurd

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    Hello everyone. I thought I'd create this thread and see what people's takes are.

    On Twitter, it was said that last night someone in a Manchester hotel had been sold possibly the most expensive beer - at £55,000!

    Surely it was a case of the barman or barmaid typed in the extra 2 zero's and forgot to put the decimal.

    If I had £55,000 I'd rather buy many things than buy the best-tasting beer in the world :)!
     
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  3. Busaholic

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    That was one hell of a tip for the barmaid - 'take something for yourself' just acquired a whole new meaning :lol:
     
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    Story is also on BBC.

    Makes my £10 for a pint in Bergen 10 years ago look excellent value. I refused to pay £16 in Oslo a couple of years later.
     
  5. IanD

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    To add insult to injury, his credit card company also charged him a £1000 foreign currency transaction fee. Must have a huge credit limit though to allow that through.

    Paid £10 of my own money for a bottle of raspberry stout the other week - better be worth it!

    Once we won a £50 bar tab in a quiz in The Draft House in Milton Keynes (now Brewdog). We bought three bottles of beer with it - His Majesty and Her Majesty by Yeastie Boys were £22 each for 750ml, both a bit disappointing. I think we got a Kwak with some of the change.
     
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    Was just about to say that I paid about £11 for a bottle of beer on a Norwegian train a few weeks ago.
     
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    £18 in Oslo three years ago. Only had the one for some reason.
     
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    He is a journalist, it may well be a company card which often has no limit. I had no limit on a company Amex I had a while ago.
     
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    Could be but the BBC article says he rang his wife and the money had come out of their account, sounds like maybe a debit card.

     
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    I bought a bottle of Thomas Hardy's ale thirty or forty years ago for £10 which was supposed to be kept for ten years before opening. I had a cellar in my then house where it resided. After the decade was up I opened it and..... not even an anti-climax, it was a putrid gloopy disgusting mess which you wouldn't have touched with a bargepole.
     
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    He paid £55,315.12, apparently.

    So now we know the beer was £5.53 and his PIN is 1512.

    My most expensive beer is either the £13 for a pint of Peroni at the Atlantis in Dubai or the €24 I paid for two 330ml bottles of Heineken at Ushuaia.
     
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    Are you really the famous English comedian Roy „Chubby“ Brown? !!

    The most expensive I have ever paid for bier was of course in London.
     
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    A bottle of VB cost me the equivalent of £10 when I was working in Singapore eight years a go. Shocking.
     
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    I have two bottles of Whitbread Celebration Ale which was released in 1992. I've been tempted to open one, but never have.
     
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    And I thought I'd done badly with a small bottle of imported Belgian Leffe Bruin, in a top floor hotel bar in Narvik in 2016: also £11. Needless to say, I only had the one beer that day, and given the current strength of the pound, or rather otherwise, I'm unlikely to be visiting Norway again anytime soon.
     
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    About £11.50 in Stockholm Airport
     
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    Seeing some of the above posts makes me feel better about spaffing roughly £7 on a Pint a few months ago. Not a surprising price considering it was from the craft beer co. place in Brixton but at least it tasted good.
     
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    Quite! If using a card, I am fastidious at checking the amount displayed, especially on hand held PDQ machines where, by virtue of the human element, mistakes will be more common.
     
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    And what sort of credit limit he has. ;)
     
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    A pint of beer down here is around 5-6 pound. And We complain that costs too much!
     
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    Decent beer and 9.2% but overall I'd say it wasn't worth it.
     
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    And I thought I had been ripped off when I paid £4.50 for a bottle of Newcastle Brown on Saturday...
     
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    You had :D
     
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    Hotel bar price unfortunately, bottled beer was probably the only thing they hadn't watered down :D
     
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    Worst for me was £7.50 for a pint (can't even remember what brand), around 2003. It was at the Astoria in London, the sweat-filled acoustic deadzone that it was. Dread to think what that would be in today's prices, which is why I haven't looked it up.

    Can't believe anyone was actually upset when that place got Crossrail-ed! <D

    Outside of London, Yates's in Leeds (and elsewhere) sells Desperados for £6 a pint. Nicer than from a bottle or can, but not that much nicer!
     
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    My obsession with Imperial Stouts has seen me pay well over £20 a pint. Obviously you don’t drink it in pints but in thirds at £7 a go.
    A beer brewing American friend did have a $50 bottle of stout in his reserve and he generously opened it for us both to savour.
     
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    Dearest I can immediately think of that I've paid was £5.50 for a Peroni near Cambridge station.

    Though something tells me I've paid £5.60 for a Stella, likely at either Crewe or Man Picc...
     
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    160 quid for a bottle of Lanssens Belgian lambic from about 1960.
     
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    Average price for a pint in Singapore is around 12 quid nowadays (as I found out earlier this year) even "happy hour" cost around 9 quid.
    Hong Kong ain't too cheap either at around 9 quid a pint.

    On the flip side....Fiji Bitter was around £1.50 a pint (locally).
     

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