Are you a beer nerd and a history buff? We’ve got the perfect brew for you.
Denmark’s Skands Brewery has begun producing a wheat beer called Egtved Girl’s Brew, made in partnership with the Danish National Museum. The beer, based on a recipe from the Bronze Age, comes from beer residue samples taken from the tomb of a young lady buried thousands of years ago. At the time, it was common to bury the dead with nourishment.
In this case, the Egtved Girl’s family must have gotten a little overzealous. The ancient beer she was buried with eventually leaked into her tomb. In 1921, scientists analyzed the residue and discovered that it was none other than our favorite alcoholic beverage.
The brewery’s own Birthe Skands tells Past Horizons PR:
You can buy the seriously ancient beer—which has flavors of malt, honey, bog myrtle, and cranberry—directly from the Danish National Museum.