Thursday, April 16, 2009

Chagga Banana Beer

"MBEGE" - Banana beer is an alcoholic beverage made from fermentation of mashed bananas. At the taverns where it is brewed, the Mbege is served in banana beer bowls made from gourds.

The alcohol content is about 4.8% alcohol by volume. This type of beer is produced and consumed in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. Andrew Zimmern recently featured the making of banana beer at an establishment at the foothills of Kilimanjaro in a segment on the Bizarre Foods of Tanzania.

A local man from a chagga tribe enjoying the tropical brew.

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