MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin brewing company official says a project with the University of Wisconsin-Madison aims to create the first wild lager brewed in North America.
Wisconsin Brewing Co. President Carl Nolen tells The Wisconsin State Journal the project uses a Wisconsin yeast strain never used before in commercial beer production.
The weeks-long brewing process began Oct. 11. Students assisted Wisconsin Brewing Co. brewmaster Kirby Nelson with creating the wort, a sugar-rich liquid that’s extracted from barley. Students then added the Sheboygan yeast strain into the wort.
The university has long had an on-campus brewery for food science and microbiology students to study the fermentation process. The university and the brewing company began working together in 2015 to bring student recipes to market.
Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj