Independent brewery Northern Monk has launched the UK's most expensive bottle of beer, selling for a whopping £1000. But there a reasons behind the price tag, obviously.
The beer was brewed at the summit of the UK’s highest peak, Ben Nevis, making it the highest altitude brew in British history – and it was brewed by the founders of Northern Monk after they made the gruelling hike themselves.
Once carried down from the mountain, the brew spent 2 months ageing in a whisky barrel donated by the Ben Nevis Whisky Distillery in Fort William.
The 11% ABV Barrel Aged Imperial Stout is made from ingredients foraged from the mountain itself, including bilberries and the famous ‘Dew of Ben Nevis’ water.
The guys aren't in it to make a quick, big buck though, as all proceeds taken from the sale of the beer will be donated to the For the North Foundation.
The For the North Foundation is a scheme created by Northern Monk which dedicates all funding to projects that are ‘designed to benefit the North, its people and its communities’. We can get behind that.
You can only purchase a bottle of the beer online at the moment, but before you do, you can find out more about the project by clicking this link.