aaflt1871
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Is Anybody Up For A Bottle Of Ale Right Now?

Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:16 pm

Until the 1850s Allsopp’s Brewery was most notable for brewing some of the first India Pale Ales for export to the colonies. However, Samuel Allsopp was approached about a different recipe; Sir Edward Belcher was about to led an arctic expedition (1852) to search for the lost explorer Sir John Franklin. The Expedition needed a brew that withstand arctic and sub arctic temperatures, and provide a degree of sustenance and nutritious value. “Captain Belcher reported that Allsopp's Arctic Ale proved to be "a valuable antiscorbutic", helping fight off scurvy, the bane of all sea voyages in those days.” He added that the beer was "a great blessing to us, particularly for our sick" and that it refused to freeze until the temperature dropped well below zero.” [beerpages.com]
What you are looking at is an actual museum quality sealed and intact bottle of Samuel Allsopp’s Arctic Ale brewed for the 1852 Expedition to the Arctic lead by Sir Edward Belcher. This bottle of beer is likely the rarest, oldest, and most documented bottle of beer in existence! Not to mention the unbelievably unique history surrounding it. Accompanying the bottle is an actual limited handwritten history about the bottle itself.


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RE: Is Anybody Up For A Bottle Of Ale Right Now?

Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:03 pm

Quoting AAFLT1871 (Thread starter):
Sir Edward Belcher was about to led an arctic expedition (1852) to search for the lost explorer Sir John Franklin.

I went to Sir John Franklin High School!
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RE: Is Anybody Up For A Bottle Of Ale Right Now?

Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:08 pm

I'm currently drinking Old Speckled Hen. great ale.

Kieron
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RE: Is Anybody Up For A Bottle Of Ale Right Now?

Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:30 pm

Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 2):

Agreed, just had a Spitfire, but will have one of those shortly.

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