Trivia question answer below in comments: Does anyone know how much Butter beer cost at the Hog’s Head?
“Why don’t we go and have a butterbeer in the Three Broomsticks, it’s a bit cold, isn’t it?”
– Hermione Granger inviting Harry
Butterbeer at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter could be served either cold with a taste similar to cream soda or frozen as a slush with a butterscotch-like foam on top (My favorite). One may also purchase it either in a regular plastic cup or in a collectible mug. As of 12 December, 2012, over five million glasses. I think I have 100 of those cuts.
Butterbeer may be based on Buttered Beer, which was a real drink. The earliest reference to Buttered Beer was from, ‘The Good Huswifes Handmaide for the Kitchin’ published in London in 1588 A.D., made from beer, sugar, eggs, nutmeg, cloves and butter back in Tudor times. Another old recipe for Buttered Beer, published by Robert May in 1664 A.D