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Beer Law? Oregon’s “Brewers Yeast” House Concurrent Resolution 12: Can Marmite be far behind?


House Concurrent Resolution 12, designating an official microbe of the State of Oregon, has moved through the 2013 Legislature with the speed of a freshly drawn IPA through a Cerevisaphile.

(If that direct link to the resolution’s PDF doesn’t work, search for the 2013 HCR 12 from the Legislature’s bills and laws page.)

The microbe in question? Saccharomyces cerevisiae, commonly known as brewer’s yeast or baker’s yeast.

As someone brought up “with” Adele Davis and as a Marmite fan, I can only hope that our Oregon brewers will come up with their own American version of Marmite.

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