Lager’s Mystery Yeast Discovered in Argentina

Posted on August 23, 2011 • Filed under: Agriculture, Argentina, Business

Many have wondered which yeast species is responsible for the creation of lager 600 years ago in Germany, and the answer is Saccharomyces eubayanus, or S. eubayanus.
For years, scientists have wondered how lager came to be. It was understood that ale derives from a species of yeast called Saccharomyces cerevisiae, or S. cerevisiae, but it was unclear which yeast species was used to create lager. Read Article

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