Australian man charged $67,689 for a beer at a hotel bar
Australian journalist Peter Lalor has been writing about beer for over 25 years, but he recently got the enjoy one of the world’s most expensive brews after a mixup at a hotel bar in Manchester, England.
See this beer? That is the most expensive beer in history. I paid $99,983.64 for it in the Malmaison Hotel, Manchester the other night. Seriously.
“See this beer? That is the most expensive beer in history,” Lalor wrote on Twitter with a photo of a beer from Scottish brewery Caledonian. “I paid $99,983.64 (Australian) for it in the Malmaison Hotel, Manchester the other night. Seriously.”
The $99,983.64 Australian comes out to about $67,689 American.
Lalor explained the snafu over several other tweets.
“I asked a young barman if he had anything that was not an American craft beer or Eurolager,” he wrote. “I wanted something a little British.”
The bartender, however, was new, and wasn’t completely familiar with the establishment’s offerings. After discussing the selections available with the senior bar attendant, Lalor decided on the fateful ale.
“Anyway, I didn’t have my reading glasses when she presented me with a bill for the beer and when she had some problems with the machine I didn’t think much of it, but it was eventually resolved, I said I didn’t want a receipt and she went to leave.”