Like Lager? Then Thank Christopher Columbus

August 23, 2011 Updated Aug 23, 2011 at 6:19 PM EDT

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Like Lager? Then Thank Christopher Columbus

August 23, 2011 Updated Aug 23, 2011 at 6:19 PM EDT

Christopher Columbus discovered. ... lager beer?

According to a new study, the long-standing mystery of where the yeast that makes cold-temperature lager beer fermentation possible has been solved.

Read the USA Today story here.