You will then visit the Local Brewery that prepares the local Banana Beer (know in Swahili Mbege ). The Local villagers of Mto Wa Mbu love their local brew that is made out of Bananas the locals call it Mebge
Local Beer (Mbege is Swahili) also known as banana beer is a traditional brew of the Mto Wa Mbu Villagers. This alcoholic drink is made from ripe fermented bananas. Brewing banana beer is done by hand and labor intensive. After having been mashed, the bananas are cooked for seven hours and left to ferment for up to seven days.
After fermentation the mixture is strained and a mixture of flour from finger millet and water is added. It is then left to sit an additional day before consumption. You will be shown how the brewing process works and for the brave hearted given a cup to taste. While you are walking the narrow Village streets you are bound to see these big pots and drums on cooking fire This is how they make traditional brew These post are cooking fermented Bananas to make the local brew “Mbege”
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