De Cam/Drie Fonteinen Millennium Geuze 1998: $923 per 750ml bottle
A collaboration between Belgian brewers De Cam and Drie Fonteinen, this was bottled in 1998 to be enjoyed on the upcoming millennium celebration. The bottle was purchased at Skinner Auctions for $923 in June.
Cantillon Loerik 1998: $2,583 per 750ml bottle
This 5% ABV Gueuze was only produced one time. This makes the 10-year old aged beer extremely rare. A bottle sold for $2,583 at Skinner Auctions in April of 2014 and is still the most expensive bottle of beer ever sold by the auction house.
Allsopp’s Arctic Ale: $5,131 for a 22oz bottle
How’s this for history: This 140 year-old bottle of beer was brewed in 1875 for an Antarctic expedition. The odds are, it probably isn’t even drinkable, but that didn’t stop someone from purchasing it in England in June for over $5,000.
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