Has anyone even heard of this species? Or more importantly, has anyone ever cultivated or used them in brewing?
I ask because I'm currently living in Yunnan and one of the very few people brewing beer besides "Farmer Zhou's Lucky 3.3% Corn Beer". Information here is not easy to come by--internet and the infrequent meeting/sighting of a 'brewer' (we're a rare species ourselves!).
So, any info/contacts you could give would be appreciated tremendously!