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Booze News Weekly

Booze News Weekly / November 16, 2016 / No Comments.

untitledDo you ever feel bored with your go-to booze? When you’ve grown tired of that mundane drink order, we’ll be here to talk you through what’s new and noteworthy this week…

Marijuana and alcohol are pairing up together. A mix of the two could be happening soon, says Constellation Brands CEO, Rob Sands. Despite having no immediate plans for cannabis infused beverages, he said it would make sense for the company to produce the mix given the potential positive impact it could have on the industry. Stoners and drinkers unite!

There’s a beer that’s been brewed from a shipwreck’s 220-year-old yeast microbes. This could be the oldest beer ever brewed. Scientists have recreated this two hundred year old recipe, using live yeast recovered from a bottle found in an 18th century shipwreck in Australia. Inspired by the island’s name, Preservation Island, the beer will be called Preservation Ale. “Some people have described the taste to be like a cider or a sweet, fresh taste,” said project leader David Thurrowgood. So all you adventurous beer drinkers, this one’s definitely for you.

The first ever self-driving Budweiser truck delivered 2,000 cases of beer. The uber-owned start up company, Otto, made it’s first autonomous commercial delivery by driving 120 miles across Colorado. A trained driver was in the truck the whole ride, but never had to intervene. The future is here, guys.

The World’s Oldest Drinkable Beer

Our Stories / June 13, 2012 / No Comments.

The oldest drinkable beer, discovered in a Baltic Sea shipwreck in July 2010, is going under the microscope in hopes that it can be brewed once again.
The shipwreck is estimated to have occurred between 1800-1830 and was found to be holding bottles of what is believed to be the world’s oldest champagne as well as five bottles of the worlds oldest drinkable beer.
Drinks Daily reports, “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.”
Four professional beer tasters have sampled the beer and noted, “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 it’s become acid.”
Mmm tasty. From now on we’ll think twice (or more) about complaining that our beer is flat.