Add Lager to the list of “Things involved in the Columbian Exchange”

Apparently, the yeast used to make lagers came to Bavaria from Patagonia in Argentina 500 years ago. Guess I’ll thank Argentina next time I have a tasty lager.


About Colin M. Snider

I have a Ph.D. in history, specializing in Latin American History and Comparative Indigenous History. My dissertation focused on Brazil. Beyond Latin America generally, I'm particularly interested in class identities, military politics, human rights, labor, education, music, and nation. I can be found on Twitter at @ColinMSnider.
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