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.