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Modern Brew from Ancient Yeast

Raul Cano has successfully brewed a beer that can honestly be referred to as the only one of its kind in the world--a beer brewed with yeast that is 45 million years old.

Cano extracted the yeast from a Lebanese weevil inside ancient Burmese amber. He successfully activated the yeast and did what any self-respecting beer-loving scientist would do--used it to brew German pale ale and wheat beer for what would become known as the Fossil Fuels Brewing Company.

Incidentally, Cano's work with prehistoric fossils was a major inspiration for the 'Jurassic Park' movies. He is now a scientist at California Polytechnic University and uses the sales proceeds from his 45 million-year-old beer to fund research on biofuels at Cal Poly.