As interesting as that is....it's more revolting.
To the shock of the experts at White Labs, the beard samples had produced a yeast strain that was perfect for use in brewing. Additional testing was conducted and confirmed that the yeast strain was not Rogue’s yeast. White Labs’ Chris White said “we were shocked and thrilled with this remarkable discovery.
I asked John Maier about that at NHC this year and he was clearly tired of talking about it.