World’s oldest surviving beer found in a shipwreck — and it’s been revived

ΤΣΕΚΑΡΕ ΤΙΣ ΤΕΛΕΥΤΑΙΕΣ ΠΡΟΣΦΟΡΕΣ ΜΑΣ ΚΑΝΟΝΤΑΣ ΚΛΙΚ ΕΔΩ
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Author: Johnny Lieu

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Beer has a lot of history to it, but maybe not all wrapped up in one drink.

Australian brewers are working to revive a 220-year old beer, made from the yeast found in a shipwreck discovered more than two decades ago.

The porter-style beer will be aptly named The Wreck – Preservation Ale, and is being produced by brewing company James Squire for a limited release in June. 

The yeast was found on a merchant ship called Sydney Cove, which was travelling from India to the then British colony of Port Jackson until it became shipwrecked at Preservation Island near Tasmania in 1797. Read more…

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