140 year old British beer to be auctioned

Roland Courtney

Roland Courtney

2015-07-06 13:22:44

An unopened bottle of British beer that was brewed for an arctic expedition 140 years ago is being auctioned.

The bottle of Allsopp's Arctic Ale was specially brewed in Burton-upon-Trent for an 1875 exbedition to the North Pole which was to be led by Sir George Nares and was discovered unopened n the garage of a house in Gobowen, Shropshire.

It will be put up for sale at Trevanion and Dean where it could make between £400 and 600 on the 13th of June. 

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