Most Expensive Beer - Antarctic Nail Ale sets world record
PERTH, Australia--The Nail Brewing Co. sold a bottle of limited edition Antarctic Nail Ale, created with melted Antarctic ice, for $800 at an auction benefiting the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - setting the new world record for the Most Expensive Beer Produced in Modern Times.
The World's Most Expensive Beer, of which only 30 were bottled, was created at the Nail Brewing headquarters at Edith Cowan University in Perth with melted Antarctic ice that the anti-whaling org brought back with them from an earlier campaign.
"Over 90% of beer is water, so the Antarctic Nail Ale could possibly be the world's oldest and purest beer," brewer John Stallwood said. Previously, the Guinness World Record for the most expensive beer was held by Scottish brewery BrewDogs, for their $765 high-alcohol beer, a 12-bottle run of 55% ABV beer, served in a bottle wrapped in roadkill - a choice between a taxidermied grey squirrel or stoat.
"It is great to sell the most expensive bottle of beer in the world but it is all about a good cause," added Stallwood.
"It is also good that a beer about saving the whales is now most expensive beer in the world rather than high alcohol beer sold in animal carcasses. I think future beers that sell for over $800 won't just be unique but will also be for good causes."
Antarctic Nail Ale was brewed by Nail Brewing Australia at Edith Cowan University. Thanks to Captain Paul Watson, The Sea Shepherd, Kevin McGinty, Jeff Hanson, Kim Frost, Brendan O'Sullivan (ECU student and Gage Road Brewer), Hugh Dunn, Clay Millar, Jon Luff (ECU staff), Justin Fox (The Monk Brewery), David Brain (video) , Andrew Burton (Expocopy Graphic designer), Cindy Butcher, John Stallwood (Nail Brewing Australia).
The Guinness world record for the Bitterest beer was set by Peter Fowler, 58, who created the eight per cent beer The Hop, rated for its bitterness at 323 International Bittering Units. Guinness World Records also recognized the largest house made entirely out of beer mats: Sven Goebel used over 300,000 coasters to create walls and furniture for the house.