It could be due to the general weather and climate. Kind of difficult to enjoy a heavy stout when it's really hot outside. Something on the lighter side tastes better in hot weather. Also food varieties. I would think a lager or pilsner style beer would go better with food with hot peppers. I did see one epsiode of Brewmasters with a beer called Chica which I think was more Central American but fermented by chewing corn and spitting it into the mash. Apparently the saliva acted like a yeast. Seemed kind of strange and gross but the fermentation process supposedly removes the saliva germs and most who have tried it say it's pretty darn good.
Originally Posted by Hector
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