An American man started producing beer in his own gut after a fungal growth led it to produce high levels of yeast, a new study has revealed.
It describes how the 46-year-old’s rare condition was only discovered after he was pulled over by police on suspicion of drink-driving.
The man, an unnamed construction worker, refused to take a breathalyser test and was subsequently arrested and hospitalised.
Tests showed he had a blood alcohol level of 200 mg/dL, equivalent to consuming around 10 alcoholic drinks.
The police and hospital staff refused to believe him when he repeatedly denied he had drunk any alcohol.
The strange symptoms of auto-brewery syndrome (ABS) are recounted by researchers…