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Yeasts of Zimbabwe’s Opaque Beers

The Republic of Zimbabwe is a country in Southern Africa, bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. While there are several brands of commercial light, lager-style beer available in Zimbabwe — Zambezi, being the “national beer of Zimbabwe”[1] — there is a lesser known style (well, in America at least) of traditional fermented beverage … murky, and opaque. Continue reading

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Medieval Beer: West Country White Ale

West Country White Ale, sometimes called Devon White Ale, is a seemingly odd beer with roots back in the middle ages. An ale before the time of hops, it was commonly brewed in Devon and Cornwall, England from at least the mid 1500s though the late 1800s. It is made from barley malt, wheat flour, egg whites, yeast, and possibly some spices.

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