Last July some divers discovered five bottles of beer from the mid-1800s in a ship wreck near the Finland Aland Islands.
Since this discovery Finnish scientists have been trying to recreate this ale and look into the yeast used in the ale. The VTT Technical Research Center of Finland is interested in the yeast because role of yeast in beer brewing was not fully understood during that time.
Ever wonder what ancient beer tasted like, what the people in the history books were drinking? You may be able to find out soon enough.