The title of “World’s Most Expensive Beer” shifted from Scotland to Australia last night where a single bottle of Antarctic Nail Ale sold for $800.
The limited edition beer, of which only 30 were bottled, was created at the Nail Brewing headquarters at Edith Cowan University in Perth. It was sold as part of an auction benefiting the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society — and made from Antarctic ice brought back from their last anti-whaling campaign in the Southern Ocean.
“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.
The previous record holder will be familiar to Ecorazzi readers as the Scottish brewers who wrapped their “End of History” ale in stuffed dead animals.
“It’s great to sell the most expensive bottle of beer in the world, but it’s all about a good cause. It’s 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,” Stallwood added.