Author's Note: Does flat beer lose its alcohol content?
I once visited a museum that featured items pulled from an 1800s-era shipwreck. Among them, beer. Still bottled. I'd always wondered what it would be like to crack open a bottle of that beer. Would the sip it offered be like stepping back in time? Well, after researching this article, I can put that question to rest. Turns out, this remarkably aged beer probably wouldn't taste good at all -- and it certainly won't proffer the tastes it once did.
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