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Lager beer yeast arrived in Europe from Patagonia 500 years ago

Friday, August 26th 2011 - 13:01 UTC
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The mystery behind the birth of lager beer has been solved. Scientists have successfully traced the origin of the popular alcoholic beverage to a type of yeast, believed to have travelled 11,000 kilometres from Patagonia, (Argentina) to Bavaria 500 years ago. Read full article


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  • willi1

    Now mr. woodoo will say to the German holdouts of unpaid bonds that they shall collect their money from Bavaria as licence fee for the lager beer!
    Cheers and Prost!

    Aug 26th, 2011 - 04:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    thats all we need, something else for the argies to claim,
    Argentina, probably the oldest lager in the world, lolol

    Aug 26th, 2011 - 07:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • geo

    Lager beer yeast arrived in Europe from Mesopotamia 800 years ago !

    Aug 27th, 2011 - 10:14 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    followed by the louts 801 years later .

    Aug 27th, 2011 - 08:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Well Think, some good has come out of your part of the world at least!

    Aug 28th, 2011 - 10:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    seen those funny round balls on trees in the Chilean Patagonia inthe “bosque valdiviano”, the Valdivian temperate rain forest originated, as the name already indicates, in Chile (Valdivia was the conquistador of Chile and also is a big City in the south of the country)

    So... no, the Argentines will not have a “right” to claim for anything at all... if they have some forest in Patagonia, it's because our rich forests made it over the edge of the Andes ;)

    Aug 29th, 2011 - 09:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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