Chemists Analyze Beer From 170 Years Ago

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Via Sci-News:

“Compared to modern beers, the shipwreck beers contained similar levels of potassium but 15- to 60-fold more sodium, presumably derived from sea water. This may have diluted the beers up to 30%,” the scientists wrote in the paper published in the Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry.

“Ethanol contents were low (2.8-3.2%) compared to typical modern lagers and ales. The mass ratios of glycerol and ethanol were 4.5% for both shipwreck beers, which is typical for a yeast fermentation product.”

Dr Gibson and his colleagues analyzed samples from two bottles recovered in the shipwreck.

They determined that the samples were different beers based on their hop content.

Oldest Current Bottling of an Irish Single Malt Released!

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he Teeling Whiskey Company has released two new bottlings from its Vintage Reserve Collection – a 26 Year Old Gold Reserve and 30 Year Old Platinum Reserve Irish single malt. The 30 Year Old release is believed to be the oldest bottling of Irish Single Malt recently released, allegedly making this the world's most exclusive Irish whiskey.

The Gold Reserve bottling consists of 26 year old single malt Irish whiskey doubled distilled in 1987 and matured firstly in bourbon casks then allowed to marry in white Burgundy wine casks. This small batch bottling of 1,000 bottles, is the first Irish whiskey to be finished in white Burgundy wine casks.

Pub of the Week: White Horse Tavern

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Arguably the oldest pub still operating in the United States, the White Horse Tavern was founded in 1673, and once you walk through the door you feel as though you've been transported 200 years back in time.

One Old Drink: Pulque

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Made from the fermented sap of the maguey plant, Pulque has been brewed in central Mexico for over a millennia. The color makes me think it's coconut flavored, but it's supposed to have a "sour, yeast-like flavor." No thank you.