mR. bReWski says.......
Old Yeast Makes New Beer

Australian brewers are working to revive a 220-year old beer,
made from the yeast found in a shipwreck discovered more
than two decades ago.The porter-style beer will be aptly
named The Wreck - Preservation Ale, and is being produced
by brew ing company James Squire for a limited release in
June. The yeast was found on a merchant ship called Sydney
Cove, which was travelling from India to the then British
colony of Port Jackson until it became shipwrecked at
Preservation Island near Tasmania in 1797.

Tea, rice and tobacco were carried on the ship, as well as
40,000 litres of alcohol. Those bottles of beer remained
sealed, and the yeast remained preserved in the ice cold
waters of Bass Strait.

The bottles were excavated and donated to the Queen Victoria
Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston, Tasmania, where
researchers worked with the Australian Wine Research
Institute to isolate the yeast. "I thought we might be able to
culture yeast and recreate a beer that hasn’t been on the
planet for 220 years," museum conservator and chemist
David Thurrowgood said..Yeast strains change over time,
but the this is a rare hybrid strain that hasn't mutated.

Maine Beer In A Box To England

The Maine Brewers' Guild says they will be sending a
shipping container filled with Maine's craft brews to England
for a beer festival.The Maine Beer Box will have 78 beers on
tap for the Leeds-based beer festival in September. The
Portland Press Herald reports the box was previously shipped
to Iceland last year for a June festival - the box's first outing.
Maine beer fans will be rewarded, as the beer box will return
to Maine filled with beers from the United Kingdom, in time
for Portland's Winter Session beer festival in November.
You don't say.....
Budweiser new beer just available in most markets is Red
Lager,  inspired by a handwritten recipe found in George
Washington’s military journal kept during the French and
Indian War in 1757. We think it will still taste like Bud.
In an effort to energize sales. Budweiser will release in
September Budweiser Reserve Copper Lager, which is
aged on Jim Beam bourbon barrel staves. We predict it
too will taste like Bud but with food coloring.
On-base shoppers will be able to buy beer and wine at
military commissaries by the end of August.
New York wholesaler Oak Beverages Inc. must pay
a $4.3 million settlement to the state for a scheme to steal
$1.85 million in bottle deposits.  
Great Lakes Brewing Co. owners announced that the
company would be starting an Employee Stock Ownership
Plan (ESOP), giving workers a minority stake in the
company.  the ESOP will not cost anything to employees.
Deschutes, Harpoon Brewery, Left Hand, New Glarus,
Alaskan Brewing Co., Voodoo Brewery, Odell Brewing
(partial ownership), and New Belgium and Switchback,
which are wholly-owned ESOP companies.
Schmaltz (HeBrew Beer) has sold their only brewery to
SingleCut.  The will now only contract brew all their brands.
Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer signed into law a package of
alcohol bills last week that include the legalization of
contract brewing in the state.
in the Middle East  alcohol permissible in western hotels and
by license to expats only via gov controlled outlets.
Ya gotta love these guys
Sandra Bulock
“There's something sexy about a gut. Not a 400-pound
beer gut, but a little paunch. I love that."

Thomas Hughes
“Life isn't all beer and skittles, but beer and skittles,
mainly beer, must form a good part of every
Englishman's education.”

Mads Mikkelsen
"I'm a beer man. I tried to drink whiskey and Scotch,
but I don't get it. It smells like a girl who didn't
shower and just splashed a lot of perfume on

Emo Philips
“I was at a bar nursing a beer. My nipple was
getting quite soggy."
George Carlin
“What beer goes with Captain Crunch?"

Billy Carter
"Paintings are a lot like beer only beer tastes good
and you can't stop drinking it."

Stephen Hall
“Beer. It always seems like such a good idea at the
time, doesn't it? And then beer seems like an even better
idea after you've had some beer"

Joan Ganz Coney
“The question for me was, could TV actually teach?
I knew it could, because I knew 3-year-olds who
sang beer commercials!
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