Hi again beer fans! Happy Friday, and I'm here again to talk about beer. Stop in and share a cold one with us.
But after reading this week's story you might agree with me in not wanting to drink this particular ale...
I think I'll start with the music link I used for the title. This is indeed the strangest beer story I've seen in a while.
And now... beer from the beard!
With the help of a lab, Rogue hoped to develop a yeast that... expressed the terroir of Newport, Ore.I call that strange. Really fucking strange. Does it make you want to try the beer?
After attempts to collect brewing yeast off barley, hops, and from the air of the brewery failed, Rogue decided to send clippings from brew master John Maier's beard, which he hasn't cut since 1978. They were astonished to learn that it produced a viable beer yeast.
I'll be bottling hefeweizen this weekend, and making a yeast starter for the next brew. Out of normal, purchased yeast! (White Labs Edinburgh Ale, for an English brown). What are you drinking, or brewing?