Worlds oldest documented bottle of Ale for sale

Reads 1006 • Replies 14 • Started Tuesday, April 17, 2012 8:17:16 PM CT

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jtclockwork
beers 17070 º places 515 º 20:17 Tue 4/17/2012

Not sure if the claim in the listing is correct, but either way damn that’s old. And the "buy it now" price is a modest $155,000. And no. I’m 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
beers 17070 º places 515 º 20:18 Tue 4/17/2012

It’s like the label is telling you "Stop, you’ll have kids to put through college one day".

 
maneliquor
beers 3514 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 2875 º places 41 º 21:54 Tue 4/17/2012

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

 
douglas88
admin
beers 9570 º places 335 º 21:54 Tue 4/17/2012

It’s not worth more than a few hundred.

 
dmac
beers 6429 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 I’ll be able to buy this.

 
b3shine
beers 9072 º places 335 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 I’ll be able to buy this.


The starting bid is at $89,900. Now if it was $89,899, I’d 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
beers 77 º places 15 º 05:23 Wed 4/18/2012

I’m 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
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 I’m also too lazy to find it... Though I remember it going for the same price years ago? Guess the rareness hasn’t increased over the past 2 yrs