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In Photos: Recreating 220-Year-Old Beer Found in Shipwreck

Reviving ancient foods

oldest beer

(Image credit: David Thurrowgood)

The researchers have also used the shipwrecked yeast to bake bread.

At the time of the voyage of the Sydney Cove, beer and bread makers were not aware of the existence of microbes like yeast, and bakers traditionally used the foam from beer making as "leaven" to make bread rise. [Read full story about the recreated beer]