At $160 a bottle, it’s beer, but not as you know it

Biero’s concept “beervault”: The vaults allow bottled beer to be transferred into pressure and temperature-controlled tubes that act like kegs to keep beer fresh.

Written by James Smith for

MANY proud fathers hold a ceremonial wetting of their newborn’s head; few do so with beer that costs $160 a stubby.

But when Mik Halse celebrated the arrival of son Oliver earlier this month, he saw it as an opportunity to treat his friends to two bottles from Scottish brewery BrewDog: Tactical Nuclear Penguin and Sink the Bismarck. As the former and current world-record holders for strongest beer made to date (32 per cent and 41 per cent respectively), they cost $150 and $160 a bottle.
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