Beer bottle from shipwreck off LI may be used for new beer

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A beer bottle from a 133-year-old shipwreck off Long Island may yield yeast for a new brew in upstate New York.

Biotechnology students uncorked a bottle from the shipwrecked SS Oregon last week.

Serious Brewing Company plans to develop a new brew if the students successfully extract yeast.

The ship was en route from Liverpool, England, to New York City with 852 people aboard in 1886 when it collided with a schooner near Fire Island and sank.

The beer was recovered last year.

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