Bottles of a 137-year old dark brown ale have been discovered in a dark store in a brewery. Ratcliff's Ale, brewed in 1869 by the Ratcliff family, has been discovered at the site in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Builders renovating the property, which was taken over by Worthington's, found 200 one-and-a-half-pint bottles of the ale. The liquid, which is believed to be the oldest existing drinkable ale, contain 13% alcohol and is described as tasting of beef tea and fish soup.