Israeli scientists say they have created the pharaoh's beer by collecting yeast from ancient POTS.
The drink's creators, researchers from the country's leading universities and archaeological departments, have assured that it is not only safe to drink but also unique in its high taste.
The first step in making the beer is to collect yeast microbes, which are left in tiny pores in clay crockery used to preserve beer and honey.
"The jars in question are from Egypt during the reign of pharaoh narmer (c. 3000 BC), the reign of king hazel (c. 800 BC), and the time of the prophet nehemiah," the press release said.
Scientists turned to professional brewers to restore the beer and 14-degree honey.
"The biggest miracle is that the yeast community survived in containers for thousands of years," said ronan hassan, a microbiologist at the Hebrew university of Jerusalem and one of the project's leaders.