Billy will be on the Ray D’Arcy tomorrow morning talking about and sampling what he hopes is a 100 year old beer – tune in around 10.30am.

Story: A 19th or early 20th century brown glass bottle was found in Curracloe, Co Wexford a few weeks ago. It was washed up at the Raven’s Point, still corked and containing a ‘foamy’ liquid. Judging from the lip and rim, the cork was wired down, suggesting that it holds a carbonated liquid, most likely beer, although these bottles were frequently re-used, so the liquid could be almost anything. They were usually made in a mold or later by machine and massed produced in Ireland and Britain. The condition of the glass indicates that it has rolled around in sandy or pebbly water for some time which has removed any other tell-tale markings or moldings. It could contain anything really – here’s hoping it’s beer…

If it turns out to be beer, we’ll be sampling and sending it for analysis by a friendly microbiologist…


One Response to “100 YEAR OLD BEER?”

  1. Informatika says:

    What mysteries might the discovery of a 19th or early 20th century brown glass bottle, washed up at Raven’s Point in Curracloe, Co Wexford, containing a ‘foamy’ liquid and still corked, unravel about the past and the history of the area?

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