Or don’t. The liquor in these old beer bottles has high concentrations of lead in it. Still, it is an interesting discovery.
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19TH-CENTURY BEER BOTTLES FOUND UNDER THE STAIRCASE IN ENGLAND
WYAS Archeological Services made the finding back in February and subsequently sent out the bottles for analysis.
The team discovered a set of cellar stairs in the ruins of what was the Scarborough Castle Inn after investigating an area within the site of the former Tetley’s Brewery.
Neatly piled on the stairs was a collection of over 600 bottles, initially thought to contain ginger beer.
But it was discovered that the bottles were filled with alcohol and, even more, high concentrations of lead after the samples were sent for review by West Yorkshire Joint Services.