11/17/09

Hindenburg Beer Breaks Record


Let’s just call it the most expensive bottle of beer in the world.

Nearly $17,000..!

Not like the beer is that good. In fact, beer this old is essentially undrinkable. The money was paid strictly for the historic value.

Six bottles were salvaged from the wreckage of the German airship Hindenburg after it crashed on May 6th, 1937 at Lakehurst, New Jersey. One bottle was given to the Lowenbrau factory where it currently resides. The second was sold at this Henry Aldridge and Sons auction in England. You can view the online auction catalog here, showing many other items of memorabilia from the disaster.

The whereabouts of the other four bottles remain a mystery.

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