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jacobsenIf there’s a world recession in progress, then someone forgot to tell Carlsberg about it. While many companies are slashing prices, the Danish brewer has unveiled the world’s most expensive beer. Priced at 2008DKK (approx USD$350), the Jacobsen Vintage No. 1 is a limited edition brew for any beer drinkers who still feel like splashing out.

The beer is a 10.5% ABV Barley wine and is mostly targeted at up-scale restaurants in Copenhagen, Denmark. Perhaps Carlsberg have hit upon the hard-up financial sector workers who can no longer spend $3000 on a bottle of champagne, but will happily downgrade to a $350 bottle of beer.

Beer is usually one of the products that sees an increase in sales during economic recessions; it’s not known if this behavior is limited to low-priced beers or all categories. Just 600 bottles of the Jacobsen Vintage No. 1 have been brewed, so only the lucky/rich few will have a chance to enjoy it.

Cast your mind back to the affluent days of the mid-2000s and read on for more details on this unique product…


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412384_3553 A beer and a movie go very well together. However, unlike the amusement derived from spotting fictional beers in movies, the opposite can be said for the appearance of real beer brands on the big screen. Product placement is a lucrative business in films and beer companies are eagerly waiting to throw cash at film-makers willing to feature their brands.

As with all movie product placements, it’s only a problem when you actually notice it. When a camera lingers too long over a beer label or a character strays from the plot and starts extolling the virtues of his favorite beer, it becomes an irritating distraction. While we don’t expect every movie to avoid any depiction of real-world brands, there is no place for some of the naked advertising that manages to get included in movies.

We’ve assembled a collection of the 10 worst examples of the practice. These are the most blatant, shameless product placements for beer that you’re likely to see. Prepare yourself for cringe-inducing dialog, bad acting and some thinly-veiled commercials masquerading as feature films.


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54243530_ca04a78504Some beers were born to be stars of the small screen and have earned a place in our hearts – and our fridges – as a result of funny, thought-provoking, unusual or simply unforgettable TV commercials. 

A good TV commercial is no guarantee of a good beer, but they do go well together.

We drank a few beers and researched the best of the best beer commercials on TV and can present them for your viewing pleasure.

So, what are you waiting for? Take a beer in hand, sit back and continue reading for the top 10 greatest beer TV commercials.

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