Page last updated at 20:26 GMT, Wednesday, 11 February 2009

'Natural selection' beer created

Darwin Beer
Beer is said to be an example of natural selection

Scientists at Newcastle Centre for Life have created a beer to mark the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth.

Named Natural Selection in honour of his work about the theory of evolution, it has been produced by the aptly named Darwin Brewery in Sunderland.

An initial brew of 3,000 bottles will be made available on Thursday to mark the anniversary.

The beer has been funded by the Newcastle ScienceFest 09, a 10-day celebration of science.



Print Sponsor


SEE ALSO
Inside Charles Darwin's Kent home
09 Feb 09 |  Science & Environment
Charles Darwin's works go online
19 Oct 06 |  Science & Environment

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific