Help Support Aussie Homebrewer by donating using the link above.

Did anyone see the new beer with shipwrecked yeast?

Discussion in 'In The News' started by trustyrusty, 2/5/18.

 

  1. trustyrusty

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    25/1/11
    Messages:
    637
    Likes Received:
    50
    Gender:
    Male
    Posted 2/5/18
    Hi There, there was an ABC doco about a year back of yeast harversted from bottle in from ship wreck off Tasmania, 220 years old.
    I see there is a limited release coming out? They did not say they brewery but tap was James Squire?
    I was wondering if they were ever going to use it? If it is James Squire and in bottle could it be harvested?
    Some you cannot - depends if bottle paterized etc.

    Thanks
     
    tdh likes this.
  2. wide eyed and legless

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    5/9/13
    Messages:
    4,637
    Likes Received:
    2,127
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Mulgrave Victoria
  3. Jack of all biers

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    6/6/15
    Messages:
    705
    Likes Received:
    317
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Adelaide
    Posted 2/5/18
    In the Australian today.
    DSC_3747.JPG
     
    mr_wibble and MHB like this.
  4. Jack of all biers

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    6/6/15
    Messages:
    705
    Likes Received:
    317
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Adelaide
    Posted 2/5/18
    http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/4481385.htm

    EDIT - well worth watching this episode of Catalyst if you want to get the story behind it all. A beer and wine laden ship out of Calcutta bound for Port Jackson. Wrecked on an island off of Tasmania (before any colony there). The crew stranded send 17 men in a small row boat across the Tasman to get to the new colony of NSW. They get wrecked on the Victorian coast (before there was a Victoria) and the men walk the coast to Port Jackson. Only 3 make it there alive and send a rescue to the rest of the stranded crew. Skip to the 1990's and bottles are pulled from the wreck and stored in a museum. Skip to 2015, a Professor pulls out the bottles and uses his imagination and convinces scientists to give it a go. Voila, yeast that has never been seen in modern times and is genetically only slightly close to Trapist, along with some Brett is found and cultivated. Some controversy about potential contamination, but I'm sold. Great story.
     
    Last edited: 2/5/18
    TwoCrows likes this.
  5. drsmurto

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    5/12/06
    Messages:
    5,064
    Likes Received:
    480
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Northern Adelaide Hills
    Posted 3/5/18
    Tasted a few beers made using the cultured version of this yeast. Definitely had a Belgian character. The strain is in the culture collection at the AWRI.
     
    Jack of all biers likes this.
  6. mr_wibble

    Beer Odd

    Joined:
    21/1/09
    Messages:
    1,099
    Likes Received:
    221
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Lake Macquarie NSW
    Posted 3/5/18
    I want some of the yeast.
     
  7. Gusk

    Member

    Joined:
    13/10/13
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Posted 4/5/18
    Hmmm. I know someone who worked on the DNA of the yeast and let's say, don't let the truth get in the way of a good story... or now a marketing opportunity.
     
  8. tdh

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    23/6/04
    Messages:
    711
    Likes Received:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    Posted 4/5/18
    I didn't just see the beer... I drank The Wreck tonight. Surprised how well this beer was attenuated. The back story is brilliant too.
     
  9. tdh

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    23/6/04
    Messages:
    711
    Likes Received:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    Posted 4/5/18
    20180504_173939~3.jpg
     
    trustyrusty likes this.
  10. mr_wibble

    Beer Odd

    Joined:
    21/1/09
    Messages:
    1,099
    Likes Received:
    221
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Lake Macquarie NSW
    Posted 7/5/18
    Where is that at tdh?
    Camperdown?
     
  11. tdh

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    23/6/04
    Messages:
    711
    Likes Received:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    Posted 8/5/18
    Yes.
     
  12. trustyrusty

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    25/1/11
    Messages:
    637
    Likes Received:
    50
    Gender:
    Male
    Posted 8/5/18
    Tdh?
     
  13. tdh

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    23/6/04
    Messages:
    711
    Likes Received:
    2
    Gender:
    Male
    Posted 9/5/18
    Yes?
     
  14. trustyrusty

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    25/1/11
    Messages:
    637
    Likes Received:
    50
    Gender:
    Male
    Posted 10/5/18
    Sorry thought read it as the place was tdh the something hotel? :) Where in Camperdown? Thanks
     
    Last edited: 10/5/18
  15. captain crumpet

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    24/4/17
    Messages:
    214
    Likes Received:
    86
    Gender:
    Male
    Posted 10/5/18
    10/10 would read again.
     
  16. trustyrusty

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    25/1/11
    Messages:
    637
    Likes Received:
    50
    Gender:
    Male
    Posted 10/5/18
    Malt shovel brewery, :) detective :)
     

Share This Page