There exists a beer — more precisely, an India pale ale — named after Pliny the Elder, author and military commander, who perished in the eruption of Vesuvius in 79.
It is apparently highly regarded:
Hands down the most highly coveted IPA in the world. Only a small percentage of beer connoisseurs ever get to enjoy this exceptionally high rated double IPA fresh out of the bottle.
Jack Cluth, who uploaded the picture, reports: “It smells like soap and has a far too acidic, bitter taste.” Hmmm. Hints of volcanic ash, maybe?