Shipwreck Beer from 1840’s

One of the world´s oldest preserved beers is reproduced by Stallhagen

The beer was salvaged from an early 19th century shipwreck discovered in 2010 in the Åland archipelago southwest of Finland. It has since been analyzed in order to recreate the original recipe for modern industrial production. The beer is made by the Stallhagen brewery of Åland.

Five bottles of beer were lifted from an old shipwreck, discovered in summer 2010 in the Åland archipelago. The cargo also contained numerous bottles of unique old champagne of various brands. The schooner is believed to have sunk in the 1840´s, but the origin and the exact age of the wreck are still being investigated. All the finds belong to the Government of Åland, an autonomous region of Finland.

The beer bottles, preserved on the seabed at a depth of 50 meters for about 170 years, have been studied by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Based on their scientific research a new version of the old beer will be created by the Stallhagen brewery of Åland. Part of the surplus from the future sales will go to specified charitable causes, the Åland Government has decided.

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