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OffbeatTaste of history: Yeast from 1886 shipwreck makes new brew

13:37  15 march  2019
13:37  15 march  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Jamie Adams, owner of Saint James Brewery in Holbrook, said Wednesday he plans to release his new ale next month. Adams learned about it when the State University of New York at Cobleskill announced that students were trying to culture yeast from a shipwreck bottle given to Bill Felter of

Adams learned about it when the State University of New York at Cobleskill announced that students were trying to culture yeast from a shipwreck bottle given to Bill Felter of Serious Brewing in Howes Cave. The plan was for Felter to create a new beer if the students were successful.

ALBANY, N.Y. — The most distinguishing feature of Jamie Adams' new ale isn't its hoppy bite but its compelling backstory — brewed from yeast in bottles of beer that went down on a doomed steamship and languished on the ocean floor for 131 years.

Some who lined up to sample a swig of the new Deep Ascent ale at a craft beer festival last weekend say it provided a refreshing taste of another era.

'Elixir of immortality' is discovered in China for the first time: Bronze pot found in a 2,000-year-old burial tomb contains legendary brew used by the rich to try and cheat death

'Elixir of immortality' is discovered in China for the first time: Bronze pot found in a 2,000-year-old burial tomb contains legendary brew used by the rich to try and cheat death Experts from the Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology initially thought that the six pints of liquid unearthed from Henan province may be liquor as it gave off an alcoholic aroma. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The liquid, unearthed from the tomb of a noble family in Western Han Dynasty (202 BC-8 AD) tomb contains 3.5 litres of potassium salts that have now been confirmed by lab testing A large number of colour-painted clay pots, jadeware and bronze artifacts were also unearthed from the tomb, which covers 2260 square fee (210 sq m). The remains of the tomb's occupant have also been preserved.

He created it from yeast he painstakingly cultured from bottles of English ale he salvaged in 2017 from the wreck of the SS Oregon, which sank off Fire Island in 1886 . "One of the divers I had enlisted to help me find these bottles with the intent of making beer had Hidden History : A taste of east Austin.

Serious Brewing Company of Howes Cave plans to develop a new brew if the students successfully extract yeast . Bill Felter, of Serious Brewing , acquired the beer from a All but one person survived. Last year, an Australian brewer produced beer from yeast recovered from a 220-year-old shipwreck .

"Just the concept that they could bring a beer bottle up from the bottom of the ocean ... then be able to extract the yeast from it, that kind of chemistry is fascinating," says beer enthusiast Peter Bowe of Schenectady. "And the beer is absolutely fantastic."

Adams, a former Wall Street trader who opened Saint James Brewery in Long Island nearly two decades ago, says his beer grew out of his love of scuba diving. It was brewed with yeast extracted from bottles he and fellow divers salvaged from the SS Oregon, a luxury liner from Liverpool to New York that collided with a schooner and sank off Fire Island in 1886.

It lies 135 feet deep in an underwater cemetery known to local divers as Wreck Valley.

"It's a wonderful, wonderful shipwreck to dive," says Adams, 44, "I came up with the idea to make some beer if we came up with some intact bottles."

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Serious Brewing Company of Howes Cave plans to develop a new brew if the students successfully extract yeast . The ship was en route from Liverpool, England, to New York City with 852 people aboard on March 14, 1886 , when it collided with a schooner near Fire Island, New York, and sank.

A brewer hoped to develop a new brew from ale salvaged from the SS Oregon, but another brewer scuttled those plans. Adams learned about it when the State University of New York at Cobleskill announced that students were trying to culture yeast from a shipwreck bottle given to Bill Felter of

He enlisted a team of divers in 2015 to search for bottles but didn't hit pay dirt until 2017, after storms shifted sands and made the first-class dining room accessible. They dug down 15 feet in the sea bed to gain access, and then another six feet inside the ship to find a half-dozen bottles upside-down, corks intact. Later dives found 20 more bottles.

Adams cultured the yeast in test tubes with the help of a microbiologist friend and then spent the next two years brewing test batches to get just the right taste.

Along with hops and malted barley, yeast is a key factor in producing a beer's flavor and character. During fermentation, the microorganism eats sugar and creates alcohol as well as chemical compounds called esters that impart distinct fruity and floral flavors.

Taste of history: Yeast from 1886 shipwreck makes new brew© The Associated Press In this March 4, 2019, photo, Jamie Adams shows some intact beer bottles recovered from the shipwreck of the SS Oregon at his St. James Brewery in Holbrook, N.Y. Adams created an ale called Deep Ascent using the yeast from the bottles recovered from the Liverpool-to-New York luxury liner that sank off Fire Island in 1886. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Adams believes the yeast from the SS Oregon is descended from the lineage used by Bass Brewers in England to make a brand called King's Ale, which is no longer produced.

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ALBANY, N.Y. - News that an upstate New York brewer planned to recreate ale from a bottle salvaged from a 133-year-old shipwreck took the wind out of But the scuba-diving Long Island brewer, Adams, has scuttled those plans, saying he owns the shipwreck yeast and has used it to produce ale he’s

COBLESKILL, NY -- Back in 1886 , someone in New York City expecting a shipment of English ale never got the delivery. An Australian brewery called James Squire Craft Brewers made a beer from yeast found at a 220-year-old “We can possibly bring this beer back, reclaim a bit of history , and

His said his new beer, which has a slightly fruity taste with a hoppy finish, is a "replication of what would have been served on that ship in 1886. We want people to have a small taste of what life was like as a passenger on this ship."

It may seem like a lot of effort to come up with a new beer, but shipwrecks have long held a special fascination for craft brewers eager to recreate a taste of history. In 1991, a British brewer used yeast salvaged from a barge that sank in 1825 in the English Channel to create Original Flag Porter. Last summer, Australian craft brewer James Squire released The Wreck-Preservation Ale, crafted using yeast from the merchant ship Sydney Cove, which ran aground in Tasmania in 1797.

For some craft beer enthusiasts, the real appeal of shipwreck ale is the tale more than the taste.

"I spoke to the brewer and he said he was the one who did the dive," said Calvin MacDowell, sampling Adams' ale at the New York Craft Brewers Festival in Albany. "Knowing that it's from such a long time ago and getting a taste of history, it's exciting."

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