One of the virtues and curses of the internet age is the speed with which local traditions become global property.  There is likely no known local beer style that is not being reproduced as you read this, in home- or craft-brewing kit somewhere between Alaska and Tierra del Fuego, or Lisbon and Nagasaki.  However, while traditional local beer styles may lack formal protection from imitation or abuse, this does not stop geographical associations continuing. 

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