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This Beer Is 3,300 Years Old

It was only a matter of time before someone went all Jurassic Park on a corpse's ass for the sake of making beer — but that's the story with Egtved Girl Beer. Inside a 3,300-year-old coffin of an Egtved girl, a bark bucket was found with a thick brown liquid on the bottom. The contents were examined and the residue was discovered to be an ancient fermented drink made up of wheat grains, large quantities of pollen, malt, honey, bog myrtle, and cranberries — a.k.a. — delicious really old beer!

Scientists examined the remains and concocted up a recipe which resulted in Egtved Girl Beer. The 5.5% ABV beer actually sounds pretty tasty... like something Bronze Age hipsters would've sipped while... making bronze. Sure, it has a pretty morose starting point, but we should just enjoy this remarkable feat of science — it's what the mummified Danish girl would have wanted.  


Jeremy Glass is the Vice editor for Supercompressor and once almost drank a day-old beer once.