Australian cricket journalist Peter Lalor was charged $99,983.64 for a bottle of beer in a Manchester hotel. He had ordered Deuchars IPA which costs  $6.76 at the city's Malmaison hotel, but was accidentally billed $99,983.64. A shocked Lalor who was in the city to cover the Ashes series, believes he drank "the most expensive beer in history". As he did not have his reading glasses on, Lalor did not check the bill and ended up realising that a huge amount has been deducted from his bank account. Peter Lalor is the chief cricket writer and beer editor with newspaper, The AustralianRahul Bose Rants About JW Marriot, Chandigarh Charging Rs 442 for Two Bananas in Viral Video, Twitter is Aghast.

The professional drinker tweets about the beer saying, "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." Adding to his worry, the amount left his account along with a $2,499.59  transaction fee. While that amount was immediately returned, the big chunk is yet to arrive. Mumbai's Four Seasons Hotel Charges Rs 1700 For 2 Boiled Eggs! Reminds Netizens of Rahul Bose's Banana Episode.

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Talking about the incident, he tweeted saying, "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." He adds, '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. I insisted."

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Peter Lalor detailed the incident in a series of tweets.

He further writes, "Then came the call from home. The sum of $99,983.64 had been removed from our account. And, there'd been a transaction fee of $2,499.59 to add to the pain. The fee has been refunded but not the larger amount."

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Talking about the stress he had to endure, Lalor writes, "It really is baffling that both Visa and our bank would allow such an amount to go through unquestioned. And, guess what? They agree that there is a refund in the system but it will take 9 working days for it to go through. In the meantime, there’s a massive hole in my finances."

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He ends the series of tweets saying, "Lesson to be learned: Always find your glasses when presented with a bill." He later tweeted saying, "Just had a call from the Malmaison, they are being very helpful now." Meanwhile, a Malmaison spokesperson was quoted as saying, "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."

Lalor tweeted about the beer saying, "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 dollars, then I am inclined to agree with you."

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