“As for the beer recipe, he tells you that it is a closely guarded secret that only women know and the reason why only they make it is because folklore has it that rice beer made by men is undrinkable while the one made by women is perfect.
“Also, this rice beer is not available in a bottled form and can’t be carried back home. ‘It is made from fermented rice and the fermentation continues even when the rice beer is ready. In a day or two it goes bad. To be enjoyed it has to be drunk fresh,’ Gogoi explains, telling you that it is called beer even though it tastes like wine is because the process of making this is similar to making beer.”
A beer made only by women
February 4, 2018