Origins Of Lager Yeast

Wild Child

New Member
DId you all see the article on this? They have found the origin of lager yeast in South Africa. They found it in sugar galls that are found on trees down there. It somehow merged with another type of yeast and is the one we use to make beer.

Read it here:

Cosmic Log - Beer mystery solved! Yeast ID'd

I thought this was pretty interesting and thought you may too. Enjoy


Defender of the swill
Yes I saw that. It was South America, Now Argentina, Their theory of how it became available is questionable. They harvest beech trees in Patagonia bring them across the Atlantic to Portugal make them into barrels and ship them to Bavaria and put them in beer production is just a stretch. I could more easily believe a wine made such a trip.