A small group of researchers and grain users is stripping barley down to its essentials, looking for the next breakthrough in malting and brewing. Is hulless barley on the rise?
A comprehensive look at the 2023 hops and barley harvests. Hop acreage declined significantly in the U.S., while climate change is affecting crops around the world.
A look at available substitutes for barley malt, as detailed in this excerpt from Gluten-Free Brewing: Techniques, Processes, and Ingredients for Crafting Flavorful Beer.
A comprehensive look at the 2022 hops and barley harvests. Hop acreage declined slightly in the U.S., while the European harvest was the worst in decades.
Regenerative agricultural practices such as reduced tilling, cover cropping, and enhanced water management can remove significant amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere.
New hop and barley varieties must be able to cope with greater temperature extremes, less precipitation, less fertilizer, and fewer phytosanitary measures.
Continued challenges with the 2021 barley crop, sustainability, diversity, and excellence in craft malting were on the agenda at the 2022 Craft Malt Conference.
A comprehensive look at the 2021 hops and barley harvests. The U.S. again saw record acreage for hops, while U.S. barley production saw steep declines.
Most beer drinkers expect brewers to cancel out any surprises that Mother Nature lays on this year’s barley crop, so that their favorite beer tastes the same as it always does.
A comprehensive look at the 2020 hops and barley harvests. The U.S. again saw record acreage for hops, while U.S. barley production decreased slightly.