September 9, 2010

World's Oldest Beer Found Underwater

baltic_champagne.jpgWe're only like a week late with this one - the story was submitted last Friday by Liquor Snob reader Andrew (thanks man - you're an officially unofficial intern now), and we just sat on it. Why? Because the beer's already 200 years old...what's another week?

Also, we realize the bottle pictured isn't beer, it's champagne. It was pulled from the same shipwreck and was the best picture we could find. In other news, we're off to buy a snorkel.

...researchers uncovered a small collection of bottled beer on Wednesday from the same shipwreck south of the autonomous Aland Islands in the Baltic Sea.

"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.

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Posted by Jake Jamieson at September 9, 2010 10:08 PM
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