A waitress serves wheat beer from a bottle at a tavern in downtown Munich, southern Germany on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009. (AP Photo/Uwe Lein)
Updated: Friday, 21 Sep 2012, 9:16 AM EDT
Published : Friday, 21 Sep 2012, 9:16 AM EDT
(CNN) - Your favorite brew could be your lifeline in the event of a nuclear disaster.
A recently discovered government report says beer and soft drinks in sealed glass containers would be safe to drink in the event of a blast.
In 1965, testing by the FDA and the Civil Defense Administration found the beverages could also be used as potable water in the event of an emergency.
Bottles were found to be mildly radioactive, but the radiation did not carry over to the contents.
Experts warn, do not expect your Coors or Coke to taste the same. Taste testers of the drinks after a blast say the flavor is "definitely off."