Monday, February 21, 2011

World's 'oldest beer' found in shipwreck

Samples of the world's oldest beer-found in 2010-have been taken for a scientific study to be conducted to determine its recipe - and brew it again.more beer after the break...

In July last year, a Baltic Sea shipwreck-dated between 1800 to 1830-yielded many bottles of what is thought to be the world's oldest champagne. Five of the bottles later proved to be the oldest drink 

The local government of the Aland island chain where the wreck was found has now commissioned a scientific study to unpick the beer's original recipe, reports the  B B C

Divers found the two-mast ship at a depth of about 50 metres in the Aland archipelago, which stretches between the coasts of Sweden and Finland in the Baltic sea

The ship was believed to be making a journey between Copenhagen in Denmark and St Petersburg, then the capital of Russia

"They said that it did taste very old, which is no surprise, with some burnt notes. But it was quite acidic - which could mean there's been some fermenting going on in the bottle and with time its be


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