Beard Beer — containing actual beard yeast — is the beer to drink this November

Rogue brewmaster John Maier holds a bottle of his Beard Beer.
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Though it may seem like it, Rogue brewery’s Beard Beer is no joke.

“Beard Beer is brewed with a yeast created from brewmaster John Maier’s beard,” reads the explanation on Rogue’s website.

After searching fora yeast to complement the local Oregon ingredientsin a new beer,Maier – whose “old-growth” beard has been flourishing since 1978 – eventually turned to his own beard yeast.

As for the taste of Beard Bear, reviewers on Beer Advocate say the golden alehas notes of bread, citrus, and banana, with a slight sourness and a dry finish.

Let’s just hope Maier washed his beard before he took the specimen.