Continued challenges with the 2021 barley crop, sustainability, diversity, and excellence in craft malting were on the agenda at the 2022 Craft Malt Conference.
The five primary aroma buckets that best describe “dank” include woody, herbal, floral, stinky, and fruity. Every strain of cannabis has these aromas in varying amounts.
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.
From obtaining malt to sourcing aluminum cans, American craft breweries are experiencing shortages, delays, and longer lead times affecting operations.
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.
Most brewers think first about hop variety. However, recent research into the influence of locality on the character of hops supports broader conversations.
Adding CBD to beers can provide a more flavorful experience due to flavor-active hemp terpenes, providing an aroma of cannabis to complement the flavors and aromas of the beer.
Craft brewers are starting to experiment more with alternative yeasts such as Lachancea thermotolerans, which produces a soft lactic tartness without harsh acidity.
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.
Contessa. Nectaron. Harlequin. Talus. Those are not the names of characters in the next Marvel movie. Instead, they are recently christened hop varieties.