Leave it to Portland—land of microbrews, fine coffee and facial hair—to produce one of the world’s most expensive beers. Recently fetching $2,000 per bottle, Hair of the Dog Brewing Company’s Dave barleywine is aged for 19 years in oak barrels and glass bottles. The dark, strong brew clocks in at 29% alcohol by volume, making it more comparable to a spirit than a beer. The goal behind the ultra-luxe suds was to get people thinking about beer differently and view it with perhaps a bit more sophistication. For the curious with some dollars to blow, there are a few bottles of Dave left in the reserves—feel free to invite us over for a drink.