Full-Moon Fermentation Gives Beer Stronger Taste So says a Belgium brewer By Steve Vivian, Newser User Posted Sep 25, 2010 5:49 PM CDT Promoted on Newser Sep 25, 2010 6:08 PM CDT 5 comments Comments A full moon rises over a farm in Ashland, Neb., Thursday, May 27, 2010. (AP) (User Submitted) – A family-owned brewery in Peruwelz, Belgium, fermented its first batch of beer brewed under a full autumnal moon. "We made several tests and noticed that the fermentation was more vigorous, more active," said Roger Caulier, owner of the brewery. "The end product was completely different, stronger, with a taste lasting longer in the mouth." According to the brewmeister, the full moon speeds up the fermentation process, shortening it from seven days to five. Caulier developed the idea after visiting a winemaker friend in France who indicated he plans his entire production schedule by the lunar calendar. Read the full article at Reuters.