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Finnish brewery to recreate 200-year-old shipwrecked beer 

Bottles of found beer were still drinkable after being preserved by cool temperatures, pressure from the sea, and total darkness.

A Finnish microbrewery will replicate beer discovered in a nearly 200-year-old shipwreck at the bottom of the Baltic Sea in 2010, it said Thursday.

Stallhagen plans to begin selling the ale next year, describing it as “one of the oldest existing beers in the world.”

"There is ever-increasing demand for specialty beer on the international market and we are convinced that our product is going to interest beer enthusiasts around the world," Stallhagen’s managing director Jan Wennstroem said in a statement.

Divers discovered the beer in July 2010, as they salvaged champagne bottles from the wreck, which makes both the champagne and the beer the world’s oldest.

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Tags #History    #Food    #Beer    #Craft Beer    #Finnish    #Shipwreck    #Brewery   

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