Hearing that a brewery will be offering a "golden beer" doesn't seem like a big deal, especially if you assume that this refers to the amber color of the ale. But this is not true for Stockholm's Pang Pang brewery, launching a special beer for Christmas that is brewed with actual gold leaf flakes.
Gold leaf can often be found in a number of liquids like olive oil or other spirits, but it's much less common to find in a drink like beer. The gold leaf flakes are added into the beer at the end of the process, turning the bottle into a snow globe of sorts with sparkling gold snowflakes inside. A fun detail about the beer is that it contains 7.9% alcohol, and gold is identified with the number 79 on the periodic table. Although you might think that a beer infused with gold flakes might be pretentious, the product is brought back to earth with branding that names the beverage 'Yellow Snow.'
Pang Pang's Golden Beer is Infused with Flakes of Real Gold
Laura McQuarrie — November 24, 2014 — Marketing
References: pangpangbrewery.se & ambalaj.se