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Worlds oldest documented bottle of Ale for sale

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jtclockwork
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beers 11057 º places 281 º 20:17 Tue 4/17/2012

Not sure if the claim in the listing is correct, but either way damn thatís old. And the "buy it now" price is a modest $155,000. And no. Iím not the seller. I just thought the bottle was cool and wanted to share. Not as cool as say buying a home in San Antonio, but cool nonetheless.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Worlds-oldest-documented-bottle-ale-Allsopps-Arctic-Ale-1852-England-sealed-/190668170780?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c64b5661c

 
jtclockwork
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beers 11057 º places 281 º 20:18 Tue 4/17/2012

Itís like the label is telling you "Stop, youíll have kids to put through college one day".

 
maneliquor
beers 3474 º places 153 º 20:23 Tue 4/17/2012

holy crap thats expensive

 
jegross2
beers 1 º 21:45 Tue 4/17/2012

If the BCS 06 is oxidized, cant imagine whats up with this stuff.

 
SphinxTX
beers 2876 º places 41 º 21:54 Tue 4/17/2012

Ericandersnavy might try to set up a trade for it!!!!

 
douglas88
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beers 7350 º places 271 º 21:54 Tue 4/17/2012

Itís not worth more than a few hundred.

 
dmac
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beers 4740 º places 35 º 22:30 Tue 4/17/2012

WTF, no bids yet???

Come on people this is a no brainer. This bottle can only get older and therefore only increase in value. Now if that African businessman will just send me my check for the money he needs me to hold in my bank account for him Iíll be able to buy this.

 
b3shine
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beers 6761 º places 293 º 04:47 Wed 4/18/2012

Originally posted by dmac
WTF, no bids yet???

Come on people this is a no brainer. This bottle can only get older and therefore only increase in value. Now if that African businessman will just send me my check for the money he needs me to hold in my bank account for him Iíll be able to buy this.


The starting bid is at $89,900. Now if it was $89,899, Iíd be all over it.

 
502Che
beers 999 º places 47 º 04:53 Wed 4/18/2012

Is the liquid line really that high up on the neck, or am i seeing things?? I cant imagine a beer that old not losing much more to evaporation. Also, wasnt there a thread about this beer a few years ago? Maybe i am wrong--and certainly too lazy to look--but the name arctic ale seems to ring a bell for me.

 
OldStyleCubFan
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beers 77 º places 15 º 05:23 Wed 4/18/2012

Iím waiting for DFH to buy it so they can do detailed analysis of the yeast, malt, etc and then brew an overly sweet barley wine and charge $30/bottle based on this beer.

 
jmikolich
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beers 1477 º places 112 º 05:25 Wed 4/18/2012

Originally posted by 502Flavors
Is the liquid line really that high up on the neck, or am i seeing things?? I cant imagine a beer that old not losing much more to evaporation. Also, wasnt there a thread about this beer a few years ago? Maybe i am wrong--and certainly too lazy to look--but the name arctic ale seems to ring a bell for me.


Sure was but Iím also too lazy to find it... Though I remember it going for the same price years ago? Guess the rareness hasnít increased over the past 2 yrs