Yeast is forever
My local paper, the San Luis Obispo Tribune, had an article yesterday of interest to bakers. You can read it at
The gist is this: a biology professor discovered yeast in some amber from Myanmar. The yeast was 45 million years old. He made beer with it. He said, "It was either that or bread. But beer seemed more adventurous."
He formed a brewing company, Fossil Fuels Brewing Co. The article says the beer is for sale primarily in Northern California bars and pubs.
Bakers so often worry that their yeast is going to die on them. It's harder to kill than you think.