The title of World's Most Expensive Beer no longer belongs to a Scottish brewery with a flair for the macabre

Last week in Australia, the Nail Brewing Co. sold a bottle of Antarctic Nail Ale for a record $800 at an auction benefiting the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The limited-edition beer, of which only 30 were bottled, was created with melted Antarctic ice that the anti-whaling org brought back with them from an earlier campaign. 

“Over 90 percent of beer is water, so the Antarctic Nail Ale could possibly be the world’s oldest and purest beer,” brewer John Stallwood said.

As mentioned above, the previous record holder was a $765 bottle of “The End of History” brewed by Brewdog’s in Scotland. Each of those bottles was wrapped inside the bodies of dead squirrels and stoats.

“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 the 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."

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World's most expensive beer benefits ocean conservation
One bottle of "Antarctic Nail Ale" sold for $800 last week with all profits going to Sea Shepherd.