Obtained through the ermentation of cereals and considered one of the oldest alcoholic beverages in the world, beer is now a serious business in Brazil: in 2014, the country produced and sold 14.1 billion liters locally, 5% more than in the previous year. In the kitchen, beer can be used as an ingredient to prepare sauces and marinades for beef or poultry. Frango na cerveja (chicken cooked in beer) is a regular on every-day meals, usually prepared with chicken legs.