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Poll: Would You Drink Chicha Peruvian Beer?

Would You Drink Chicha Beer?

"Off-centered stuff for off-centered people" is the slogan used on every beer at Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, a Milton, DE-based craft brewery. Although the company is perhaps best known for its 60-Minute India Pale Ale, it's made headlines recently for being one of the few to produce chicha, a traditional Peruvian beer made out of corn that's been milled and moistened — in the brewer's mouth.

"Ancient brewers through trial and error learned that the natural enzymes in saliva would convert the starch in corn into sugar, so it would ferment," Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione told the New York Times.

Although the beer's boiled for an hour and Calagione claims it's "completely sterile," I simply don't know if I can stomach a drink that has a stranger's saliva in it. What about you?

Source: Flickr User zieak

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dollyd dollyd 6 years
I love Dogfish Head too! I normally don't like beer, but they have so many different types, that I'm pretty sure most people can find something to enjoy.
Mariana48 Mariana48 6 years
I am peruvian, and i've actually tried this and its disgusting, I mean its not worth the saliva...
Food Food 6 years
I'll try almost anything, but I just don't know if I could drink this!
miamixo miamixo 6 years
Beer is gross so no.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 6 years
Haha! I agree with weffie. ;)
weffie weffie 6 years
I normally end up with strangers' saliva in my mouth when I drink too much regular beer anyway, so I don't think I'd have a problem with this :)
darc5204 darc5204 6 years
People eat far more disgusting things regularly, so this doesn't seem like a big deal
tiggerchick2 tiggerchick2 6 years
I voted no cause I don't like beer. But the fact that it has been in someone else's mouth really turns me off.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 6 years
I don't drink any beer, so no I would not try this.
Spectra Spectra 6 years
I'm betting it tastes something like beer that's been backwashed into. So yeah, I probably wouldn't try it.
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