'Samples of the world's oldest beer have been taken in a bid to determine its recipe - and brew it again.
In July 2010, a Baltic Sea shipwreck dated between 1800 to 1830 yielded many bottles of what is thought to be the world's oldest champagne. Five of the bottles later proved to be the oldest drinkable beer yet found.
The local government of the Aland island chain where the wreck was found has now commissioned a scientific study to unpick the beer's original recipe.'
The BBC are playing catch-up:
(apologies if already posted but couldn't remember seeing it here)
At last, something fitting to wash down your drams of Shackleton's Mackinlay Polar Reserve.