Its holiday season and celebrations are incomplete without few drinks. So if you have enough money to splurge and are a beer connoisseur, then you should try some of these exotic beers. Our recent post on Around the world in 7 drinks was more about marquee drinks across the world.
This post is specifically more on 10 most exotic beers in the world.
10. SAPPORO’S SPACE BARLEY
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 5.5%
In 2006, Russian and Japanese scientists tested the fourth generation space grown barley when they rocketed barley seeds to International Space Station. After four months when it was brought back from Zvezda Service Module. Well Known Japanese brewer Sapporo fermented the first space beer. It costs $ 110 for a six-pack, cheap indeed considering that it originated in space. It stands out in our list of exotic beers as it has its roots in space.
But if you want to have the cheaper version, you can go for a 4pines Vostok Space Beer which is first zero-gravity beer. It costs around $ 20 for a six-pack.
9. CROWN AMBASSADOR RESERVE
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 10.2%
Crown Ambassador shares the same popularity in elite and ostentatious class as Fosterâs shares in the mediocre class. Itâs kept in French oak barrels for over a year and then packaged in champagne like bottle. Crown has marketed it as an alternative to a wine. It is undergoing fourth round of iteration and each batch consisted 8000 bottles.
8. TUTANKHAMUN ALE
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 6%
Ale has got a unique history behind its evolution. In 1990 when archeologist Dr Barry Kemp went to Queen Nefertiti’s Royal Brewery for excavations, he found out ten brewing chambers with beer residue. He along with Dr Delwen Samuel quantified 3000 years ole recipe. Then they teamed up with Scottish brewer Merrington to produce 1000 bottles and priced it $ 7686 which gradually dipped to $ 75. Later Mennington had to shut down their operations.
7. BREWDOG’S SINK THE BISMARCK
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 41%
Â It is named after largest German Battleship Bismarck as a symbol to answer the German brewer Schorschbr, which holds the record for strongest beer. Brewdog redefined the standards in beers and stole the appellation for the strongest beer. They call it quadruple IPA, which has four times as many hops as a normal beer and forty times expensive. Tactical Nuclear Penguin is known cheaper version of this beer.
6. SAMUEL ADAMS’ UTOPIAS
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 27%
SAMUEL ADAMS’ UTOPIAS is the one of the most expensive exotic beers in America. It is released after every two years and aged in cognac, brandy, sherry, bourbon and scotch casks for 18 years with a touch of maple syrup. Because of its alcohol content, Utopias was banned in 13 states .
5. SCHORSCHBRU’S SCHORSCHBOCK 57
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 57.5%
Schorschbrau claims it to be the strongest beer in the world. It surpassed and violated the Beer Purity Law and for that reason they produced only 36 bottles with a price tag of $ 275. It is nutty , smoky, with hints of raisins and alcohol. But still it did not go well with the beer fanatics.
4. CARLSBERG’S JACOBSEN VINTAGE
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 10.5%
Â It comes with an expiry date of 2049 and till date only 600 bottles have been produced. It is kept in Swedish and French oak barrels for 6 months before coming into the market. It tastes like vanilla and cocoa with a touch of tar and rope. It is served in the elite restaurants of Copenhagen with finesse. It was launched to target the vintage and luxury wine market and mark its own presence.
3. BREWDOG’S THE END OF HISTORY
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 55%
Only 12 bottles exist on the planet and it is second most expensive and third strongest beer in the world. It was mixed with juniper berries and nettles from Scottish highlands and is kept frozen for multiple times. Each bottle follows taxidermies: seven stoats, four squirrels, and one hare.
2. PABST BLUE RIBBON 1844
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 6%
The beer is exclusively designed for China to target the markets of brandies and high end wines. Its American version comes under the column of cheapest beers but in China, the story is altogether different. Stalwart brewer Alan Kornhauser designed it to perfection with German caramel malts and matured in American whiskey barrels. It also comes in specially designed glass bottle.
1. NAIL BREWING’S ANTARCTIC NAIL ALE
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 10%
At the first spot of the list of exotics beers in Nail brewing designed by ace brewer Nail Brewing in Perth. It comes with a slogan Not made from animals but made for animals. All the profits of the beer sales go to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Only 30 bottles were launched in the market and the first wine bottle won a bid of $ 800.