Three Argentine distilleries entered into a partnership last November for ripe beers in seabed barrels. Everyone thought production was going well, and until Wednesday (24), the chosen date for the drink to be released, it was discovered that thieves had sunk and stolen barrels.
The robbers stole more than 600 liters of beverage from Heller, La Paloma and Boom distilleries. However, the damage to distilleries is even greater because the liquid that matures underwater is not a ready-made beer, but part of the mixture used to make a new label.
The stolen barrels were trapped in the wreckage of a Soviet ship, a chronometer that arrived in Argentina after being abandoned following the end of the Soviet Union. The sinking fishing boat became a popular destination among diving experts in 2014, so it was chosen by brewers as a “hiding place”.
Eduardo Ricardo, one of the owners of Servaria Heller, thought about the project, after hearing about similar stretching procedures elsewhere, though not of this size.
In addition to creating a special label with the maritime maturity, the breweries also hoped that a portion of the profits from the media project would be donated to the Lorenzo Scaglia Municipal Museum of Natural Sciences in Mar de Plata.
However, one day a sad end to the happy ending of the barrels coming out of the sea ended. Upon reaching the sinking boat, the diving experts realized that the “dreams of making beer under the sea” had ended without finding the barrels.
Carlos Breles, founder of the diving company that took part in the operation, said he cried when he found the barrels were no longer in storage.
“They were not stealing barrels, they were stealing the hopes of businessmen and mercenaries who did not have a good year,” Carlos wrote on his Facebook page. Facebook. The organizers waited more than a year to get all the licenses needed for the operation.
As for the culprits, Carlos suspects that “two or three people are behind it.” The main theory is that people with diving experience used a boat to get to the wreck site, three kilometers from the local port, sinking about 20 meters and stealing barrels.
Breweries damaged by the loss are estimated to have lost 2,000 bottles for sale after mixing. There are no reports of suspects in the crime.