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South America’s first beer: 4 hundred-year-old yeast revived


The primary beer in South America was brewed in 1566 by the monks of the San Francisco de Quito monastery in Ecuador.

Due to the efforts of a researcher who managed to “convey again to life” the identical yeast utilized in fermentation, the unique product have been recreated within the model of the sixteenth century.

“It’s a must to drink historical past,” smiles Javier Carvajal, researcher and professor on the “Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador” (PUCE), as he proudly appears at one of many bottles of “Quito 1566,” the results of a venture that took him nearly half a lifetime to . . .

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