Brewer creates beer from his beard


A brewer in Oregon has created a beer that uses the yeast found in his beard. 

John Maier of Rogue Ales Brewery Company in Newport, Oregon and the company president, Brett Joyce, were apparently looking for a new source of yeast for their brews when a lab technician swabbed Maier’s beard as a joke.

Having found it to be a viable yeast source (Maier hasn’t shaved his beard since 1978 apparently) they set about cultivating more of the yeast for wider use.

Both men regard it as a beer for those who like to be “grossed out”.


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