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Old 08-08-2007, 11:13 AM   #1
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Oldest known bottle of beer that is full and sealed. Pretty interesting story about it being an IPA for the long arctic voyages.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Museum-Quality-A...QQcmdZViewItem

 
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:03 PM   #2
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Oldest known bottle of beer that is full and sealed. Pretty interesting story about it being an IPA for the long arctic voyages.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Museum-Quality-A...QQcmdZViewItem
Now the only question I would have if I happened to have 150k to blow on a bottle of 150 year old beer is....should I drink a "Museum Quality" beer. I'm not much of a collector so I think I'm gonna drink it
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:17 PM   #3
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I would definitely drink it.

 
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:54 PM   #4
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Pretty interesting.
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Old 08-08-2007, 07:28 PM   #5
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I was all set to pay a couple hundred for it....then I saw the price. Count me out.

 
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Old 08-08-2007, 07:39 PM   #6
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would a beer that old still be drinkable?

 
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Old 08-08-2007, 07:44 PM   #7
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I actually read a cool article on drinking a beer from 1869. They said it was flat but the taste was extremely complex and malty. Bitterness was almost gone, but still there. THey were talking about all sorts of wierd tastes, but they wanted to lick the bottle clean.

 
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Old 08-15-2007, 05:20 PM   #8
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HOLY SCHEIZER!! It sold for half a mil!!

 
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Old 08-15-2007, 06:17 PM   #9
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Holy crap! half a million. It would be a waste to not drink that beer IMO. Its made to be drank. Id drink it and and have someone take pictures haha.

 
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Old 08-15-2007, 06:25 PM   #10
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I'd video tape the drinking session... and I would take in little sips over the course of an hour.

 
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