A cigar without a drink in hand is like having an armchair without arms. Sitting on your porch and having your beer is every relaxed man’s dream. If you are a big-time beer lover and a happy rich man who has all the time in the world, then why not celebrate International Beer Day that is celebrated in 38 Cities and 23 Countries. Do you know about the world’s most expensive beer gifts which are given around on this well thought of day? I am sure you are not! For the true beer connoisseur, we have compiled a list of most expensive beer gifts on this special day.
1. Gold beer mug
For the luxury drinkers, this is one of the apt gifts that you can give someone on this occasion. A gold beer mug, by a Japanese company Ginza Tanaka, is made of 850 grams (30 ounces) of gold. This mug is a traditional Japanese mug in pure gold and costs whooping $50,000. So, if you are drinking an expensive beer, it won’t be justified if you would drink it in a normal beer mug.
2. Vieille Bon Secours ale
Vieille Bon Secours ale has been stored for the last decade and is one of the most expensive beers known till date. This 12 liters bottle retails at $1200 and tastes citric with caramel and toffee flavors. The alcoholic volume of this is 8 percent with the undertone of licorice and aniseed. This is surely a wonderful gift for this International Beer Day.
3. Antarctic Nail Ale
This could be another exclusive gift for this occasion as only 30 bottles of the limited edition beer were brewed at the Nail Brewing headquarters at Edith Cowan University in Perth.The unusual beer was brewed with ice brought back from the Sea Shepherds’ most recent trip to the Antarctic. Since beer has 90% of water and this has been brewed from the Antarctic ice, therefore it could be the oldest beer on earth.
4. The End of History
Animal lovers won’t love it, but what could be a better use of a road killed animal? Yes, According to Scottish firm BrewDog, "The End of History" is one of the most expensive and most shocking beers in the world. The beer is kept inside dead stuffed animals (a stuffed stoat or gray squirrel). The name was derived from the title of a book by philosopher Francis Fukuyama, "The End of History and the Last Man". Only 12 bottles have been made and each comes with its authenticity certificate.
5. Beer Pong table
This International Beer Day, you don’t have to restrain yourself on gifting just a bottle of beer; this beer pong table can be a unique gift on this occasion. This traditional drinking game is not just restricted to parties but has taken a toll in offices as well. Crafted in polar wood, this table is finished with seamless construction and a glamorous look with red plexiglass triangles added to it. To give the table a party look, it has been festooned with LED lights beneath these triangles.
6. Nano Brew master
Price: Depends on the customer’s custom configuration
What could be a better gift than a beer making machine on this International Beer Day? This all-in-one device brews, ferments and chills the beer and also helps in serving the fresh ice-cold beer through tap. Nano Brew Master comes with an on-board computer that controls and observes the complete process of beer making. The device is mobile and compact and its cost depends on the customer’s custom configuration.
7. Beer for space tourists
A unique gift for a friend who is going to space is the world’s first beer that is certified for consumption in space. This Australian beer has been specially brewed explicitly for trouble-free drinking in both micro-gravity environments as well as on earth. The beer was specially produced in collaboration with Saber Astronautics Australia and the Australian 4 Pines Brewing Company.
8. Space Beer
Price : $110
If you cannot afford most expensive beer, then you can go for this less expensive but worth a gift Space Beer. This special beer is made of barley seeds mined from the fourth-generation brood of barley seeds that spent five months at the International Space Station in 2006 as part of research that Sapporo conducted with the Russian Academy of Science and Okayama University. These 250 limited edition bottles have a mellow flavor and slightly dark color reminiscent of deep space.
This beer is unique as it is the first batch of the Paix-Dieu specialist beer brewed by the light of a full autumnal moon. It has to do with the mythology and more to do with nature's impact on the science of brewing. The reason of full moon brewing is because full moon speeds up the fermentation process, shortening it to five days from seven. The process adds extra punch to the beer without making it harsh and hence make it special.