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dave_witt
08-23-2011, 08:05 AM
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-beer-yeast-20110823,0,5421077.story?track=rss

Medsen Fey
08-23-2011, 09:16 AM
Very interesting article. I suspect there must be strains of the organism somewhere in Europe as well.

Braxton
08-23-2011, 01:06 PM
Though I do not understand evolutionary biology, I'm finding it hard to imagine that this yeast strain traveled from the forests of Patagonia to caves in Bavaria during the early 15th century. Might there be a third source of this strain that supplied both locations well before this time period? Or is there some method of yeast travel that makes this plausible?

mccann51
08-23-2011, 01:51 PM
Great article, thanks!


Might there be a third source of this strain that supplied both locations well before this time period?

This would be my guess, or it simply hasn't been identified in Eurasia yet.

fionawalter
08-30-2011, 03:04 AM
Thank you for providing the link. I read an article regarding this hot topic an hour ago before I saw this site. The origins of lager yeast, the yeast used to make lager beer, has been a mystery to experts for several years. However, a study that involved 5 years of fieldwork and genetic evaluation has observed where the material originated. It turns out the beer invented by Germans uses yeast that originates from Argentina (http://www.newsytype.com/10483-lager-yeast/). I believe most of us are aware that lager is the most popular style of beer in the world, and this discovery is a great of piece of information. Isn't it?

dave_witt
08-30-2011, 06:42 PM
Thank you for providing the link. I read an article regarding this hot topic an hour ago before I saw this site. The origins of lager yeast, the yeast used to make lager beer, has been a mystery to experts for several years. However, a study that involved 5 years of fieldwork and genetic evaluation has observed where the material originated. It turns out the beer invented by Germans uses yeast that originates from Argentina (http://www.newsytype.com/10483-lager-yeast/). I believe most of us are aware that lager is the most popular style of beer in the world, and this discovery is a great of piece of information. Isn't it?

Is this person a bot? I've never seen such a distillation of content before, without the author having added something to the discussion. :read:

AToE
08-30-2011, 07:12 PM
Is this person a bot? I've never seen such a distillation of content before, without the author having added something to the discussion. :read:

Not a bot, but almost certainly a spammer.

TheAlchemist
09-01-2011, 05:21 PM
"So he and his colleagues began "sampling more systematically..."

Sounds like CG on her BeerQuest!

Chevette Girl
09-02-2011, 11:32 AM
Not a bot, but almost certainly a spammer.

:rolleyes: Boy, are we ever sounding insular... it's not like they were trying to sell us something, we're not the only people on the planet who've taken an interest in brewing...

That said, http://www.cicerone.org/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,46/topic,85.msg432/ and http://www.brew-wineforum.com/shwmessage.aspx?forumid=17&messageid=180612 both have an identical first post from another real-sounding user name.

AToE
09-02-2011, 03:41 PM
:rolleyes: Boy, are we ever sounding insular... it's not like they were trying to sell us something, we're not the only people on the planet who've taken an interest in brewing...

That said, http://www.cicerone.org/component/option,com_smf/Itemid,46/topic,85.msg432/ and http://www.brew-wineforum.com/shwmessage.aspx?forumid=17&messageid=180612 both have an identical first post from another real-sounding user name.

I know, I'm sorry! I was in spam catching mode at the time and that one tingled my spidey senses...