• Wisconsin Brewing Company, Heineken and UW­­-Madison Students Collaborate on Wild Lager

    7 days ago - By Brewbound

    VERONA, Wis. - Wisconsin Brewing Company, Heineken, and UW­­-Madison students are collaborating to brew a wild lager beer with a strain of yeast discovered in Wisconsin by UW Professor of Genetics Chris Todd Hittinger and his students.
    Our story begins years ago and far, far away from Wisconsin. In 2011, in the remote forests of Patagonia, Argentina, Hittinger helped discover and identify one of the parents of the modern lager yeast, Saccharomyces eubayanus. What makes S. eubayanus special? This “Wild Lager” yeast paired with the bread-and-ale yeast S. cerevisiae to create a 500-year old...
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