One Japanese gold dealer would have you believe it. The mug is part of a new line of gold products designed by gold-maker Ginza Tanaka. They say that while drinking any beer is tasty, it’s a new experience drinking it from a golden mug. No kidding, because instead of drinking it from a standard pint glass, a bottle, a rounded tumbler or a — gasp — plastic cup, your drinking it from a FREAKING SOLID GOLD $50,000 MUG!!! You’d have the shakes just holding it, either from fear of dropping it or from fear of someone beating the crap out of you and stealing it. Anyway, you can read more about the mug here, and watch video footage of the mug here.