10 October 2008

Fossil Fuels Brewing Company

Raul Cano extracted DNA from an ancient Lebanese weevil entombed in amber shortly before the movie "Jurassic Park" was released. A few years ago, Cano became a partner in Fossil Fuels Brewing Company, donating a yeast strain he had found in a piece of Burmese amber. Fossil Fuels brews a pale ale and German wheat beer using the ancient yeast. According to William Brand, the Oakland Tribune beer critic, says the ancient yeast provides the wheat beer with a distinctively "clove-y" taste and a "weird spiciness at the finish."

Currently the beers are on tap at Stumptown in Guerneville, California.

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