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Offline tubercle

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Worlds Oldest Beer Found?
« on: September 03, 2010, 09:05:59 PM »
Check out this news article.

Anyone else heard of this?

http://www2.wspa.com/news/2010/sep/03/2/worlds-oldest-beer-ar-786567/
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Re: Worlds Oldest Beer Found?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2010, 04:05:17 AM »
I saw that yesterday.  They might be overly optimistic if they think they have the world's oldest "drinkable" beer.  Still pretty cool though.  At the very least they can get one of them analyzed and add to the beer history knowledge.
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Re: Worlds Oldest Beer Found?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2010, 05:49:21 AM »
Pretty neat...and yes, I would be curious to see the results of an analysis of a sample. 
Being 'stored' for so long out of the light and in the cold environment of the sea floor,  the results of the analysis could be very interesting indeed.  A tasting would certainly not deliver the true original flavor of the product, but given the enhanced preservation environment of the apparently well sealed bottles,  a taste  would at least give some clear hints as to what this beer once was.
Really fascinating.
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Re: Worlds Oldest Beer Found?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2010, 01:00:04 PM »
Wonder if there is any "live" dormant yeast to be cultured up?  Would be interesting...
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Re: Worlds Oldest Beer Found?
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2010, 01:28:08 PM »
They reported that the cultures were still alive.

I would drink one.
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