What do you do when you find yourself in possession of a 160 year-old unopened bottle of beer? You could crack it open and take a few sips, maybe share it with the neighbors. I mean, it’s probably not a “gateway” beer or anything that’s going to get them into craft beer, but maybe they like they’re beer malty and flat. Maybe not. I suppose then, when faced with possession of a very rare bottle of beer, you do what every other reasonable person does who can’t book an appearance on Antiques Roadshow: You go directly to eBay and try to find a
sucker buyer with either more money than sense or a deep-seeded love of old things that have been to the Arctic Circle.
At least that’s what one guy did. Yes, someone is attempting to auction a 160 year-old bottle of beer on eBay. What’s my point? Only that I was compelled to write about it for Hoperatives today. Go read the post — you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wonder how to get the previous 4 minutes of your life back!