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    Beer archeology

    Yes, there's somebody who does that for a living. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/...f-beer/355732/ Discussed in http://science.slashdot.org/story/13...eology-of-beer.

    Supposedly, 9000-year-old beer recipes have been reverse engineered, and some of the stuff is brewed and available today.
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    I remember when Midas Touch came out. They had similar stories, though I remember one detail that is not in this one. I remember the guy from Dogfish Head talking about harvesting a particular ancient yeast. It added authenticity, but it was also remarkable that yeast can just hang out for thousands of years. Apparently, if you open an Egyptian tomb and get some of the musty old air, you can get yeast spores that would have been used in making their beer.
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