Brewmaster's Beard Used To Brew Oregon Beer
"34 years, I never shaved it," explained brewmaster John Maier, human purveyor of said yeast sample.
The beard beer's curious brew came about after the ale company tried to harvest new yeast strains from their hop yard, but nothing developed. What started out as a joke became a reality when their lab guy found a suitable sample inside Maier's old salt-and-pepper facial hair, and then used it for the company's New Crustacean brew.
Yeasty Brewmaster's Beard Used To Brew Oregon Beer: SFist