Preservation Ale could be the World’s Oldest Beer

Resurrected from the depths and brought back to life, it has all the makings of a horror movie plot. But this is science, not fiction, and the subject is beer and yeast to be more specific. The story of what might be the world’s oldest beer originally set sail in the year 1796. Taking a fateful turn back in 1797, on 9 February, when en route from Calcutta to Port Jackson, one of the first trading ships to the new colony, the Sydney Cove, ran aground on Preservation Island in Bass Straight. Down with the beached and waterlogged ship went some cargo, beer amongst it. Head forward to 1990, when the shipwreck was salvaged by marine archaeologist Mike Nash for the purposes of historic shipwreck preservation. The maritime relics of yesteryear recovered from the Sydney Cove (Australia’s oldest merchant shipwreck) continue to be displayed at the Queen Victoria Museum and ...

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Do you want your Lemmy neat or on the rocks?

It could be the question to surpass even cheesy pick-up lines in bars, clubs, and pubs, if Mötorhead fans have their way. The death of Mötorhead frontman, founder and bassist, Lemmy Kilmister has left many music fans reeling. Since not everyone can hope to master the art of the friendly mutton chops, the next best thing apparently, was for fans to turn to online petitions. One Mötorhead fan is petitioning on Change, with the following: A Jack Daniels and Coke will forever be associated with Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister, the iconic founder of Motorhead. To celebrate and remember one of Rock and Roll’s true legends, I petition everyone to henceforth and hereafter refer to the combination of Jack Daniels Whiskey and Coca-Cola as a “Lemmy”. Let it be so. With the campaign to rename a Jack and Coke a Lemmy having gathered over 30,000 signatures thus far, it just might ...

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Coffee Pods from A to K-Cup

Buzzed then Jolted Coffee, is argued at times as being the beverage of the civilised world. A cup of coffee may be anything from the provider of caffeine to make the morning more bearable for some, to an excuse for talking to someone for others. With coffee has come its aficionadas. Someone making coffee is a barista, thank you very much. It’s not just the beverage of choice in cafés though. The coffee pod has more than gone mainstream and enjoys massive success both financially and in terms of market share in defining how people prepare their coffee. Interestingly though, John Sylvan, inventor of the American coffee pods (called K-Cups and sold by Keurig) now has his regrets about his creation. The cost of them and their cost to the environment are his major concerns, especially the latter. Back in the earlier part of the 1990s, John Sylvan’s drinking of ...

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