Taste of history: Yeast from 1886 shipwreck makes new brew

This 2017 photo provided by Tom McCarthy shows a diver exploring the wreck of the SS Oregon off the coast of Long Island in New York. An ale introduced at a New York craft beer festival on March 9, 2019, came with an intriguing backstory, brewed from yeast in beer that went down on a doomed steamship and languished on the ocean floor for 131 years. Long Island brewer Jamie Adams created his new Deep Ascent ale using yeast from bottles he and fellow divers salvaged from the SS Oregon that sank off Fire Island in 1886. (Tom McCarthy/East Coast Wreck Diving via AP)

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