World’s Oldest Beer

The Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston, Tasmania has achieved scientific results of interest to beer brewers and drinkers worldwide.

The museum has identified what is believed to be the world’s oldest beer, surviving as contents of a bottle salvaged from the protected Historic Shipwreck 1797 Sydney Cove at Preservation Island, Tasmania.

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Conservator Mr David Thurrowgood has initiated and coordinated research into the bottle contents by assembling a team of expert scientists from Australia, France, Germany and Belgium. Continue reading