One of the beers recovered from the sea floor (Photo: Augusto Mendes, Ålands Landskapsregering)
Beer salvaged from a shipwreck will be reproduced using modern industrial methods (Photo: Anders Näsman, Ålands Landskapsregering)
One of the old beers is salvaged (Photo: Marcus Lindholm)
Produced at least as far back as 5,000 BC, beer has been with us for a long time. But coming third only to water and tea in terms of worldwide popularity means that the lifespan of individual beers is more likely to be measured in days or weeks rather than years or decades. The exception is if they’re preserved at the bottom of the Baltic Sea in a shipwreck. One such shipwrecked beer that is about 170 years old has been salvaged and analyzed and will be reproduced using modern industrial techniques.
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