New DNA evidence suggests that lager beer originated in South America
South Americans were brewing a form of lager beer, made from maize, many centuries before it appeared in Europe. The brewing of beer requires a special hybrid yeast that can be found nowhere in Europe until the Late Middle Ages.
One rarely sees this mentioned in anthropological texts, but corn beer was being regularly consumed in the Lower Southeast, when the first French and Spanish explorers explored the region in the 1500s. The only times that I see it mentioned in the 1700s and 1800s is in descriptions of the Seminoles and Hitchiti Creeks.
Read the article below and be astonished.
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