This History Museum is Brewing Beer Found in a 3300-Year-Old Coffin
Beer is old and fermenting anyway, so what’s another 3,000 years? Ask the folks at The Danish National Museum, who partnered with Denmark’s Skands Brewery to create Egtved Girl’s Brew, a beer reconstructed from samples found in a 3,300 year old coffin.
The Egtved Girl was a 16 – 18 year old girl from the Nordic Bronze Age (1390 – 1370 BC), found fossilized in wooden barrow back in 1921. Though only traces of her body remained, scientists scraped together the residue from her coffin of what looks like an ancient brewski, the kind of which Egtved might have drunk wayyy back when. You know, whenever she wanted to get Thor-hammered.
Wheat malt, honey, bog myrtle, and cranberries form the basis of the beer, which the museum and Skands adapted to “contemporary taste buds.” The result is a summery, wheat-y brew, available at the museum shop and online for ~$4 – 7. Our recommendation? Buy enough to fill a barrel, climb in, and wait 3,000 years for someone to find it and make a new beer out of you.
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