Bone Dusters Paleo Ale made from 35-million year old whale bones.

Brewing your own beer is a popular pastime in which experimentation is encouraged, but it’s unlikely anyone expected a beer made from a 35-million year old whale fossil. Jason Osborne, co-founder of Paleo Quest, a non-profit dedicated to advancing paleontology and geology, thought it would be the perfect way to get people talking about science.

To help collect samples from the fossils that Paleo Quest had dug up, Osborne called on Jasper Akerboom, a brewing scientist from the Lost Rhino Brewing Company. While the pair didn’t discover an entirely new strain of yeast, they did at least find a new subspecies of the one commonly employed by breweries around the world.

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