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A London pub is selling what is believed to be Britain’s most expensive beer – at £80.15 a pint.

In trendy London pub sells what is arguably Britain’s most expensive beer – for a whopping £ 80.15 a pint.

The expensive beverage, which is served with a beverage in Brixton, south London, is an American import.

The Craft Beer Co chain was shipped over Reforged 20th Anniversary Ale at £ 105 per 750ml bottle, which is about 1.3 pints, from a ‘craft’ microbrewery in San Diego, California.

Tipplers are entitled to a third discount if they want to take a bottle of the very potent ale to enjoy at home.

The 11 percent ABV beer is dark brown in color and has a thick, syrupy consistency. It has been aged in a bourbon barrel for 18 months.

A bartender pours a bottle of Reforged by Alesmith, thinks it’s the most expensive beer in London

The Craft Beer Co in London, where the exorbitant price California beer struggles to make a splash with the pub's hipster clientele

The Craft Beer Co in London, where the exorbitant price California beer struggles to make a splash with the pub's hipster clientele

The Craft Beer Co in London, where the exorbitant price California beer struggles to make a splash with the pub’s hipster clientele

A bottle of Reforged in the trendy Brixton pub where it is served for a striking £ 80.15 a pint

A bottle of Reforged in the trendy Brixton pub where it is served for a striking £ 80.15 a pint

A bottle of Reforged in the trendy Brixton pub where it is served for a striking £ 80.15 a pint

The sour ale contains roasted malts and hops, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and barley wine.

It’s a merger of three other beers brewed by the same company, Speedway Stout, which sold on tap for £ 22.50 at the same pub chain in 2018, Wee Heavy and Old Numbskull.

But the beer has so far struggled to make a splash with the pub’s hipster clientele.

But one bottle of the recherché California ale has been sold so far – to a group of six boys who ‘absolutely love it’, according to pub staff.

The pub’s patrons were stunned by the exorbitant price tag on the beer, which most claimed was not good enough to be worth the amount it cost.

Ben O’Neill, 22, a beer enthusiast who runs The Needle and Pin pub in Loughborough, said even he would not pay as much for one bottle of beer.

Ben, whose favorite ale is Speedway Stout, was not too impressed with the £ 105 a bottle brewery.

Ben O'Neill drinks a glass of Reforged at Alesmith, the most expensive beer in London aged 18 months in a bourbon barrel

Ben O'Neill drinks a glass of Reforged at Alesmith, the most expensive beer in London aged 18 months in a bourbon barrel

Ben O’Neill drinks a glass of Reforged at Alesmith, the most expensive beer in London aged 18 months in a bourbon barrel

He said: ‘Compared to most other imperial stouts, it’s a bit on the thin side.

‘I would not pay £ 70 for a pint of that.

‘It has a little bit of smoke and oak on the back of the palette.

‘I drink almost everything, but my favorite is Speedway Stout.

‘Without the price, I would rate this as an 8.2 out of 10. With the price taken into account, it’s more than a four out of ten.

‘I would definitely expect more from something so expensive.

‘The most I would pay is £ 45 for a pint.’

His friend Chris Anagnostopoulos, 27, a software engineer from Bath, said of the £ 105 a bottle drink: ‘It’s surprisingly light, it tastes like leather with a hint of chocolate.

‘It’s a good beer, but I would not pay so much for it.

“It does grow on you, but I would not even pay that much to have it once.”

Chris Anagnostopoulos said: 'It's surprisingly light, it tastes like leather with a hint of chocolate.'

Chris Anagnostopoulos said: 'It's surprisingly light, it tastes like leather with a hint of chocolate.'

Chris Anagnostopoulos said: ‘It’s surprisingly light, it tastes like leather with a hint of chocolate.’

Elliott Clark, a 26-year-old banker from Brixton, said: ‘It’s not what I want from a beer.

‘It’s very syrupy and the taste is quite overwhelming.

‘It’s not what I want to drink a pint of.

‘If it was a shot or a cocktail, yes. I love a taste of it.

‘It’s more than a winter beer, maybe it would be nice in the winter in a warm cozy pub.

‘I would not pay to buy that. I used to spend a few hundred pounds on a bottle of wine, but I would not buy that. ‘

His friend Dan Jones, 25, an assistant radio producer from Clapham, south London, said: ‘It tastes like coffee and you can really taste the alcohol there.

‘It tastes like a mixture of licorice, coffee and alcohol.

Dan Jones drinks a glass of Reforged at Alesmith, which he said 'tastes like a mixture of licorice, coffee and alcohol'

Dan Jones drinks a glass of Reforged at Alesmith, which he said 'tastes like a mixture of licorice, coffee and alcohol'

Dan Jones drinks a glass of Reforged at Alesmith, which he said ‘tastes like a mixture of licorice, coffee and alcohol’

‘You can taste every piece of that 11 percent alcohol.

‘A pint of that would sit in my stomach for a really long time.

‘I did not think it was a beer when I first looked at it.

‘I do not like the taste, it is really intense and rich, but there is no chance that I would pay so much for it.

“I would probably pay 8 euros for it and that is calculated with the alcohol percentage.”

Hospitality worker Agata Chudziak, 27, from Bristol, who visited the capital for a performance at the O2 Academy Brixton, said: ‘It’s nice, but I would not pay more than £ 8 for it – not £ 70, you can just ‘t.

‘I love wheat beer and bleach.

‘I would pay as much as £ 12 for half of an eight per cent beer.

“You would never pay as much as they ask.”

Jacob Evans, 29, a carpenter who also hails from Bristol, said: ‘What I would pay depends on what it is.

‘Many of these beers are like wine, they are aged in stupid expensive barrels and people will pay stupid amounts of money for them.

‘People pay a lot of money for these beers, but I would never pay that much for them.

‘It tastes like a strong stout.

“When the weather is so hot, you just want a beer.”

The pub’s general manager, Andrew Barton, said: ‘We’ve only sold one to a group of six guys who absolutely love it.

“They really like the sourness they get from it, combined with the sweetness of the bourbon.”

The next most expensive drink from the Brixton pub is another American beer called ‘Brewery Out of the Lunch Box’, which is cheap compared to £ 45 for a 750ml bottle.

Andrew added: ‘We like to highlight the different breweries around the world and selling these types of beers has given people the opportunity to try things they would never have tried before.

‘People will have heard about a beer on the internet or social media and they come to us to take the opportunity to try it.

‘We campaign for small craft breweries and try to help them by buying them.

‘We understand that the cost of living is very expensive at the moment.

‘With the beers we tap, we try to make craft beer very accessible and we try to be cheaper than other pubs nearby – we sell one IPA for £ 6.50 if they sell it for more than £ 7.

‘It’s not just about getting people to pay these crazy prices.

‘We pay what we charge, because the cost of a keg is very expensive.

“We could increase our prices further, but we want to make it accessible to people.”

The most expensive draft beer from the Brixton bar costs £ 11.

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