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  1. sniper1946

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    To make a beer based on the 9,000-year-old Chinese drink, Dogfish Head says they used "pre-gelatinized rice flakes, wildflower honey, muscat grapes, barley malt, hawthorn fruit and chrysanthemum flowers." They also modified the brewing process to more closely match how the ancient beverage was made. To be able to legally call it beer, they had to add malted barley. The result is Chateau Jiahu. ;)

    9,000-year-old beer gets modern debut | HeraldTribune.com
     
  2. Gebirgsjaeger

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    Oooh Chinese...mmmhh old Confuzius said:" A man who drinks an huge amount of beer must be a Bavarian native!" A wise man! Hopefully it tasts much fresher then the 9000 years old original one?
     
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    Yeah, the original has got to be a bit flat by now. How will they compare the new stuff with the old?
     
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    Oh great! Another beer thread! :D

    Didn't someone find an ancient Egyptian beer recipe years ago and make it? From what I remember, they said it was pretty funky tasting.

    Great post Ray!
     
  5. CrazyD

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    Chateau Jihau has been around for a few years. Another one of Dogfish Head's experiments. I haven't sampled Jihau, but most of the DFH head experiments are at the least interesting.

    They've also done:
    Midas Touch, based on information obtained from drinking vessels in a 12th century tomb. An interesting beer, no doubt- but not one many will want to drink more than one bottle of.
    Theobroma, based on analysis of pottery fragments found in Honduras. Sampled this one- very sharp cocoa flavors and a hefty booze kick. Meh, another one-and-done.
    Sah'tez, "A modern update on a 9th century Finnish proto-beer. I'm assuming Kai can provide us some info? ;)

    A couple others as well. More info:
    Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales | Off-centered stuff for off-centered people

    While these experiments may not be the most drinkable things around, they are neat. And, DFH is a really great brewery run by good people, and entirely worth supporting. Their regular beers are generally superb- 60 Minute IPA and Palo Santo Marron are just superb beers.

    :cheers:
     
  6. ozjohn39

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    I buy whatever is cheap that day.

    Some of it is about 9000 years old too!
     

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