December 9th, 2006

Japan - Autumn Leaves Geisha

Really Old Beer

Oh, the fanfic possibilities! Really old beer set aside by a really old guy?

Beautiful beer lost in the vaults since 1869

A snippet:

It was brewed in the year that the Suez Canal opened, Charles Dickens embarked on one of his last literary tours and the Cutty Sark was launched in Scotland.

But the recently-discovered cache of 1869 ale should have been undrinkable, given the conventional brewing wisdom that even the best beers are supposed to last no more than a couple of decades. Beer experts, however, say the 137-year-old brew tastes "absolutely amazing".


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