Offbeat News: Beer aged 2,000 years


According to a story by the BBC, Israeli archaeologists say they have uncovered new sections of Jerusalem’s ancient walls, continuing a project started more than a century ago. The modern diggers found beer bottles, a lamp and a shoe that Bliss and Dickie’s team left behind.

According to an article by the Associated Press:

Yehiel Zelinger of the Israel Antiquities Authority said Wednesday that he located two wall segments just south of the Old City. The project continues work begun in the 1890s by American archaeologist Frederick Bliss and his British assistant, Archibald Dickie. The two tunneled along the length of the ancient wall and marked its route.

They also found part of a wall built by the Hasmonean dynasty 2,100 years ago, and another section built by Byzantine rulers five centuries later.

Guesses to the kind of beer that was once in those bottles? I don’t think it was He’Brew – great stuff by the way.


One response to “Offbeat News: Beer aged 2,000 years

  1. Hi there. This is Zak from Shmaltz. Very nice! Pretty decent chance it wasn’t HE’BREW, but sounds like the real Genesis Ale. Glad you enjoy the beer too. L’Chaim!

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