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Beer made from glacier water

French brewery sells '63°N46°W' only via the Internet

Dec 21, 1999 - Beer maker La Brasserie Fischer has rolled out something new for the millennium. The French brewery is selling 1,000 3-bottle boxes of a special beer called 63°N46°W. It is made from water taken from ice the brewery says could be up to 250,000 years old.

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The ice blocks were acquired during an expedition into Greenland headed by glacionaut Janot Lamberton. They were taken at 63° Northern latitude and 46° Western longitude -- thus the name. Each bottle is numbered and dated.

Fischer promotes this as a beer to taste "at the dawn of the millennium" and claims the water is free of pollution because of arctic cold. The pale beer contains 5% alcohol by volume.

63°N46°W is on sale only at a special Internet site -- www.63n46w.com, which is in French. The beer is sold by the box, with each box containing three 33 cl bottles. The cost is 170 Francs ($26 US), with shipping to most places in the world additional.


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