Yes, you read that right. This sour brew contains enough probiotics to help you ward off deadly diseases. Every 100ml of the beer contains one billion units of probiotics, which is the recommended daily amount according to the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics.
We have Alcine Chane, a fourth-year food science and technology student, to thank for this brilliant idea. Chane world on the brew for nine months as part of her final year project.
“While good bacteria are often present in food that has been fermented, there are currently no beers in the market that contain probiotics,” she said. “Developing sufficient counts of live probiotics in beer is a challenging feat as beers contain hop acids that prevent the growth and survival of probiotics. As a believer of achieving a healthy diet through consuming probiotics, this is a natural choice for me when I picked a topic for my final year project.”