Brewing Booze And Animal Husbandry Have More In Common Than You Think

Brewers of alcoholic beverages aren’t just making drinks — they’re managing, and sometimes even breeding, specialized herds of tiny lifeforms which perform specific functions: yeasts.

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Different strains of yeast can also add flavour to beer by producing different esters and phenols along with alcohol and CO2. Which is weird because we’re basically cultivating yeast with the best tasting digestive products.