Saturday, October 1, 2011

Lager Yeast Ancestor Found

The Discovery Channel discusses how the ancestor of the lager yeast used in beers—such as pilsners, foreign and domestic—has been identified. 

From the article's summary: (link addition mine)
  • People have been searching for the wild ancestor of lager yeast for decades.
  • Scientists finally located the yeast in the forest of the Patagonia region.
  • The find reveals how the first batches of European lager were brewed in cool caves of Bavaria.

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