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Australian sports journalist mistakenly paid $99,000 for a beer, 'most expensive in history'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 6 September 2019, 17:33 IST

Australian sports journalist Peter Lalor drank the most expensive beer of his life. Lalor who took to social media to describe his ordeal at a bar in Manchester where he mistakenly paid $99,983 (AUD) for a beer and the worse part of it is that he only realised after he paid for it.

Peter Lalor is in England to cover the ongoing Ashes series and took to his official Twitter handle to share the story. Peter wrote, “See this beer? That is the most expensive beer in history. I paid $99,983.64 for it in the Malmaison Hotel, Manchester the other night. Seriously. It’s a good beer. The original version of it won a heap of awards, including the Supreme Champion Beer of Britain, but if you are thinking that no beer is worth the best part of $100,000, then I am inclined to agree with you.”

“Anyway, I didn’t have my reading glasses when she presented me with a bill for the beer and when she had some problems with the machine I didn’t think much of it, but it was eventually resolved, I said I didn’t want a receipt and she went to leave. Something, however, made me ask “how much did I just pay for that beer”. She checked, covered her mouth, started to giggle and refused to tell me, saying only there had been a mistake and she would fix it,” Peter added.


The beer in question costs 5.50 pounds (AUD 9.91), according to the BBC. According to the BBC, a hotel spokesman said: "We are currently carrying out an investigation into what took place. We have been in contact with Peter to apologise and ensure this has been resolved as quickly as possible."

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First published: 6 September 2019, 17:33 IST