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Wasp Beer

Before these yeast were acquired by Lachancea LLC, they were used to make beers at North Carolina State University, such as "Wasp Beer" and "Bumble Beer."

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Bumble Bee beer with the PBS news crew during filming.

Bumble Bee beer with the PBS news crew during filming.

These yeast were born from wasps, such as those above.

These yeast were born from wasps, such as those above.

Bumble Bee Beer made with Lachancea's yeast featured at a recent North Carolina State University Event.

Bumble Bee Beer made with Lachancea's yeast featured at a recent North Carolina State University Event.

The many forms of new yeast that provide new flavors.

The many forms of new yeast that provide new flavors.

An early fan of Wasp Beer, made from Lachancea's yeast.

An early fan of Wasp Beer, made from Lachancea's yeast.

Co-inventor Dr. Anne A. Madden looking at samples in the lab.

Co-inventor Dr. Anne A. Madden looking at samples in the lab.

Wasp Beer debuting at the World Beer Festival in Raleigh, N.C.

Wasp Beer debuting at the World Beer Festival in Raleigh, N.C.

A wasp nest.

A wasp nest.

Co-inventor Dr. John Sheppard discussing the story of Wasp Beer with a documentary film crew.

Co-inventor Dr. John Sheppard discussing the story of Wasp Beer with a documentary film crew.

Wasps collected from the field.

Wasps collected from the field.

New yeasts from insects for better beer flavors.

New yeasts from insects for better beer flavors.

A microscopic view of some of the yeast behind Wasp Beer.

A microscopic view of some of the yeast behind Wasp Beer.