is a beer
made from corn that is widely used (and abused
) in Central
and South America
. It is often consumed while still fermenting
and low in alcohol
. It is generally slightly sour
. Chicha may also be spiced
with almost anything, or fruit
may be added to the ferment or at the time of serving.
Chicha has been made for thousands of years, most notably by the Incas, who brewed it on a commercial scale.