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November 12, 2019 at 7:58 am

Athens News Writes about Brewing Class and 16th Century Yeast

Art Oestrike, portrait

Art Oestrike

“Jackie O’s Brewery in Athens last week revealed a unique beer brewed using yeast collected and reanimated from brewing barrels at an Ecuadorian monastery in collaboration with an Ohio University class and a visiting professor from a university in Quito, Ecuador. This particular yeast was first used in 1566,” reported the Athens News in a story headlined “OU class has hand in release of craft beer made with 16th century yeast.”

The class involved with the project – CAS 4413, called the “Art of Craft Brewing” – was led by Jackie O’s owner and OU assistant professor Art Oestrike. The class joined Oestrike in celebrating the release of the beer during a party they planned at Jackie O’s on Halloween night last Thursday. The students (who must be 21 or older) came from a mix of disciplines, from nutrition to biology to nutrition to marketing.

They spent weeks planning with Oestrike, Jackie O’s staff and Javier Carvajal, a professor of biochemistry at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, to work on the concept behind the beer, as well as its marketing and promotion.

Read More in the Athens News.

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