Lactobacillus brevis

A bit acidic

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L . brevis is a lactic acid bacterium that can survive in oxygen poor environments, just like yeasts can. When the yeast used in the Micropia beer was isolated, a few of these lactic acid bacteria were isolated along with the yeast. This means our beer wasn’t brewed with one, but with two kinds of microbes. Quite unique. The lactic acid bacterium adds a bit of an acidic taste to the brew.

L . brevis is a lactic acid bacterium that can survive in oxygen poor environments, just like yeasts can. When the yeast used in the Micropia beer was isolated, a few of these lactic acid bacteria were isolated along with the yeast. This means our beer wasn’t brewed with one, but with two kinds of microbes. Quite unique. The lactic acid bacterium adds a bit of an acidic taste to the brew.

Fermentation

Besides brewing the Micropia beer, L. brevis is used to produce a number of other food products. The lactic acid bacterium is responsible for fermenting pickles and sauerkraut, and is also needed when you want to make kefir.

Probiotic

Wild L. brevis can often be found in the human gut. That’s why the bacterium is often used as a probiotic: a living micro-organism that can have health improving effects on your gut. L. brevis supposedly able to combat Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium responsible for stomach ulcers.