London pub sells Britain’s most expensive pint of beer
Following wild price hikes in London pubs, Britain’s most expensive pint of beer has been sold at an astronomical price.
The beer in question is an imported American Ale, the same has been sold at a price of £80.15 (€93.42), while the bottle is on sale at €105.
It is believed to be the most expensive pint of beer ever sold in a London pub. Reforged 20th Anniversary Ale is produced by American craft brewery AleSmith Brewing Company, of San Diego, California.
With an alcohol content of 11% and aged in bourbon barrels for 18 months, the beer is dark and has a thick texture.
So far, and without question, just one bottle of the brand has been sold due to its high price.
The single bottle was purchased by a group of six drinkers who said they enjoyed the taste but couldn’t justify the price.
A bartender pours a bottle of AleSmith’s Reforged, billed as Britain’s most expensive pint of lager (Photo credit: Rory Milner / SWNS)
Britain’s most expensive pint of lager: “a bit skimpy” for some
Ben O’Neill, 22, a pub manager and beer aficionado, said the beer was “a bit skimpy” compared to most imperial ales.
“Without the price, I’d rate it an 8.2 out of 10. With the price, it’s more like a 4 out of 10. I’d expect more from something that’s so expensive.”
Ben added that the most he would consider paying is £45 for a pint.
The pub’s general manager, Andrew Barton, said the venue likes to highlight different breweries and give customers the opportunity to try new drinks.
He admitted that some prices will be out of reach for people struggling during Britain’s cost of living crisis.
But he added: “With the beers we have on tap, we try to make craft beer very accessible and we try to be cheaper than other pubs nearby: we sell an IPA for £6.50 when they sell it for over £7.
It’s not about charging people these crazy prices. We charge what we charge because the cost of a keg is so expensive. We could raise prices more, but we want to make it affordable for people.”
After the most expensive pint of beer in Britain, we found that the Brixton pub’s most expensive draught beer costs £11.
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