Want a Beer From the Hindenburg? $8K, Please

Burnt, undrinkable 1937 bottle could be most expensive ever sold
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2009 3:55 PM CST
The Hindenburg disaster, 1937.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – “You wouldn't want to drink it,” the auctioneer tells the BBC. “It is probably quite putrid to taste.” And yet, if the bottle of beer sells as expected, it will be the most expensive ever bought. Why? It’s a Lowenbrau rescued from the smoldering ruins of the Hindenburg by a New Jersey firefighter in 1937 and then buried for safekeeping. The label’s a bit charred, but the logo is still discernible, and it’s expected to go for more than $8,000. (Read more Hindenburg stories.)