Scientists look to recreate beer from the 1840s

WASHINGTON – Age is but a number when it comes to wine and cheese, but researchers in Finland say they might be able to recreate a 170-year-old beer.

A research team discovered living bacteria in two bottles of beer from a shipwreck near the Aland Islands. The booze is believed to be from the 1840s, Reuters reports.

The two bottles maintained a pale golden color, and could have rose, almond and clove.

“Based on the chemical analysis we made of the beer and with help from a master brewer, it would be possible to try to make beer that would resemble it as much as possible,” Annika Wilhelmson from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland told Reuters.

Follow WTOP on Twitter.

(Copyright 2012 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved.)

Advertiser Content