Beer is the most relaxed alcohol. But occasionally, it does go high up on the price ladder. Northern Monk brewery from Leeds has created the most expensive beer, which will sell at £1,000 for a 330ml bottle. This beer was literally brewed at a ‘high’ point: the summit of Britain’s highest peak, Ben Nevis.
Northern Monks’ people carried the equipment to make this, weighing 90kg, all the way up to the top of the 4000 feet peak in August this year. It was made from fresh ingredients picked off the mountain, including blaeberries and the famous ‘Dew of Ben Nevis’ water. After being carried down the mountain, it was kept in Ben Nevis Whisky Distillery in Fort William, where it aged for 2 months.
A lot of love, time and effort went into the making of this beer. To make it even more special, Northern Monk decided to make only 50 bottles of this liquid art. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to For the North Foundation. This is Northern’s own initiative, which was founded in September. It was created to support and fund projects ‘designed to benefit the North, its people and its communities’.
Northern Monk founder Russell Bisset said, “This has been a groundbreaking project to be a part of. Brewing the UK’s highest altitude beer at the summit of Ben Nevis seemed like a pretty good place to start! To have raised over £7000 for the Foundation at our very first fundraising event is incredible. Since we launched the Foundation mid-September, we’ve received grant applications from so many thoroughly deserving causes, and we’d like to thank everybody that’s donated funds so far for their generosity and support.”