Chicha beer is a modern interpretation of the historical chicha drink from the Andean region of South America that respects tradition by using elements of the historical style with modern methods and ingredients. This reimagined style is open to interpretation, but is most often brewed with corn and other ingredients native to Latin America, has a slight sourness, skips the hops, and should be drank fresh. Learn more about this rustic style and how to brew your own chicha beer.
When COVID lockdowns went into effect, a homebrewer sprang into action, crafting beers first for his social beer group and later for friends and neighbors. His efforts were rewarded with charity donations and gifts. Learn about this homebrewer’s “milk” route.