62-Year-Old Bottle of Lowenbrau Expected to Fetch Up to $8K

Hindenburg Wreckage Lowenbrau Bottle of BeerA bottle of beer found in the wreckage of the Hindenburg explosion in 1937 is expected to be auctioned off for $4000 – $8000 this weekend, which would make it the highest priced bottle of beer to date, according to abcnews.com.

The heavily singed bottle of Lowenbrau has only lost about 20% of its savory contents through evaporation, but as auctioneer Andrew Aldridge put it, "you wouldn’t like to drink it, let me put it that way. It would taste putrid."

For collectors of Hindenburg memorabilia though, I doubt drinking the scorched Lowenbrau would even be a thought.



  • Robert Arredondo October 8, 2018 @ 10:13pm

    I have a 1946 lowenbrau light bottle from Munich in my beer bottle collection and am trying to find out how much it is

    • Chris October 10, 2018 @ 9:18am

      Hi Robert,

      A great beer collectible, but I believe the high price on the bottle mentioned in the article is due to the fact that it was found in the wreckage of the Hindenburg explosion. I don’t believe the 1946 bottle would be able to be sold for a high price. Still an interesting piece to hold onto though. Cheers!

      • Robert January 5, 2019 @ 4:52pm

        Hey Chris…thx for the info….yes I do collect beer bottles from around the world…cheers brother

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