Beer produced from cassava on sale in Mozambique within a year

11 October 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 11 Oct – The brand of beer made from cassava which beer maker Cervejas de Moçambique plans to produce will be placed on the market within a year, said the company’s managing director, Grant Liversage.

Cited by Mozambican newspaper Notícias, Liversage said that the beer maker was currently identifying producers with capacity to supply cassava in large quantities, particularly in the provinces of Nampula, Zambézia and Inhambane.

“When we designed this project, we analysed the situation, in cooperation with the Institute of Agrarian Research, of the Agriculture Ministry, and concluded that there were sufficient cassava crops in Mozambique,” Liversage said.

Beer production traditionally uses not only malt and hops, but also starch powder, which could be extracted from cassava. (macauhub)