14 Jul 2012
Andean Super Food Beer: Cochabamba
Quinoa is indigenous to Bolivia's highlands where many villages subsist on quinoa harvesting and llama herding. Westerners have taken quite a liking to this grain, high in protein and low in carbs, making it hard to track down locally. In most cases, you'll have to go to a tourist restaurant if you want to try traditional dishes like quinoa soup. The reality is that you can charge more for export than for sale locally.
A few lowly quinoa grains stayed behind to be converted into this light, effervescent, and fruity brew. If not the best beer in the world its a marvelous change of pace.