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LI brewery makes beer from 133-year-old yeast

Saint James Brewery New York in Holbrook is debuting a beer made entirely from yeast inside bottles found in the SS Oregon, which sank in 1886 near Fire Island.

Jamie Adams, co-owner of Saint James Brewery, fills
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Jamie Adams, co-owner of Saint James Brewery New York, fills a glass with his new beer, Deep Ascent, at the brewery in Holbrook on Wednesday. Deep Ascent was brewed with yeast salvaged from bottles of English ale that had been on the SS Oregon, which sank off Fire Island in 1886.

Jamie Adams, co-owner of Saint James Brewery, kegs
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Jamie Adams, co-owner of Saint James Brewery New York, puts Deep Ascent into kegs at  the brewery in Holbrook on Wednesday.

Jamie Adams, co-owner of Saint James Brewery New
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Adams shows the Deep Ascent logo next to bottles from the SS Oregon shipwreck in 1886.

Jamie Adams, co-owner of Saint James Brewery, kegs
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Adams works on a keg on Wednesday.

Jamie Adams, co-owner of Saint James Brewery, poses
Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

Adams raises a glass of Deep Ascent.

A map of the SS Oregon, which sank
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Drawings of the SS Oregon, which sank off Fire Island in 1886.

The SS Oregon between New York and Liverpool,
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Painting of the passenger liner SS Oregon, which sailed between New York and Liverpool, England in the 1880s.

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