Finnish brewery to recreate 200-year-old shipwrecked beer

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  1. tiong

    tiong Aspirant (214) Jul 6, 2011 Finland
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    Hopefully they are able to distribute it outside of Finland and Sweden (where they are currently distributing).
     
  2. papat444

    papat444 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2006 Canada (QC)

    "Bottles of found beer were still drinkable after being preserved by cool temperatures, pressure from the sea, and total darkness."
    I want to see that review:grinning:
     
  3. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa

    ISO: 200 yr. old sea floor aged grog.
     
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  4. jesskidden

    jesskidden Grand Pooh-Bah (3,071) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    How exactly can you "replicate" a beer if "...the analysis was not able to determine if the beer was made solely of barley malt or whether it also contained other grains such as wheat."

    Not mentioned anywhere in the article (that I can find, anyway), but it can probably be assumed they've been able to culture the yeast? That has been done before with other such "found" bottles from shipwrecks, the most notable commercially-available brand being UK's Flag Porter.
     
  5. Crusader

    Crusader Pooh-Bah (1,651) Feb 4, 2011 Sweden
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    From what I've read there were no redeemable yeast cells in the bottle so it wont have the same yeast strain.
     
  6. jesskidden

    jesskidden Grand Pooh-Bah (3,071) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    :grimacing: So, they don't have the yeast, nor even know the basic ingredients? Kinda hard to "recreate" a 200 year old beer under those circumstances...:wink:
     
  7. Crusader

    Crusader Pooh-Bah (1,651) Feb 4, 2011 Sweden
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    This is what they say:


    http://www.wownews.se/?a=9305
     
  8. Crusader

    Crusader Pooh-Bah (1,651) Feb 4, 2011 Sweden
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    They've found remains of malt and hops, obviously, but whether they can pinpoint the type/types of malt and hops used I don't know. Either they can't, or they're not sharing that information with the media for whatever reason.
     
  9. JLaw55

    JLaw55 Pooh-Bah (2,193) Jul 10, 2014 Missouri
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  10. stealth

    stealth Pooh-Bah (1,819) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota
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    in before iso's
     
  11. stealth

    stealth Pooh-Bah (1,819) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota
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    really though, super fascinating stuff!
     
  12. hophugger

    hophugger Grand Pooh-Bah (3,410) Mar 5, 2014 Virginia
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    Interesting, I'd try one...what the hell !!
     
  13. BigRedDog

    BigRedDog Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2014 Indiana

    I'd try it too. I'm intrigued.

    Eventually I'm sure some brewery will take a crack at recreating beers like this. Cough..Dogfish Head...cough
     
  14. Sweatshirt

    Sweatshirt Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2014 New Hampshire
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    After a certain age a beer is pure novelty. I'd still try it.
     
  15. Breaking_Beard

    Breaking_Beard Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2014 Michigan

    I tried one and didn't like it. Then when I found out how rare it was, the taste changed and it was way better.
     
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  16. drtth

    drtth Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Probably too new. The molecular archaeologist whose work motivates DFH and collaborates with them in doing the analytic work on which they base their "reconstructions" is generally interested in stuff from way more than only 200 years ago.
     
  17. BigRedDog

    BigRedDog Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2014 Indiana

    They still seem to have a propensity for recreating forgotten styles, that's more what I was mentioning. I understand that they focus on "ancient ales", but who's to say they won't branch out. I love the ancient ales they have made and honestly would like to see them recreate something like a this beer from 200 years ago.
     
  18. MikeP64

    MikeP64 Zealot (661) Jan 24, 2015 South Carolina

    ...talk about oldest beer in your fridge.WOW. It would also be cool to replicate the bottle!
     
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