Friday, September 3, 2010

Salvage Divers Find "World's Oldest Beer"

Posted By on Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 11:45 AM

click to enlarge Women and children second! Beer first!
  • Women and children second! Beer first!
A shipwreck in the Baltic Sea continues to yield its boozy treasures, reports CNN. Salvage divers already found bottles of Champagne in the 200-year-old (or so) wreck. Now they have uncovered bottles of beer.
"At the moment, we believe that these are by far the world's oldest bottles of beer," Rainer Juslin, permanent secretary of the island's ministry of education, science and culture, told CNN on Friday via telephone from Mariehamn, the capital of the Aland Islands.

"It seems that we have not only salvaged the oldest champagne in the world, but also the oldest still drinkable beer. The culture in the beer is still living."
What will the world's oldest beer taste like? I have no idea -- though it's safe to say it will taste better than Bud Select.

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