Cereal-History of Winter Malting Barley (2 of 4)

Spring is still the primary season where most malting barley is planted. However, Winter Barley has starting to grow as a contender due to climate change and the increased yield that comes along with the emerging crop. This history on this crop in the US was researched by Eric Stockinger an Associate Professor of Crop…

Jack’s Abby Hoponius Union Featured Beer of May

May Featured Beer Hoponius Union Brewed by: Jack’s Abby Style: Indian Pale Lager ABV: 6.7% IBU: 65 From: Framingham, MA Malt Type Used: Organic Spelt Malt Malt Grown by: Klaas Martens Malt by: Valley Malt Awards: RateBeer Best Award 2013 & 2014 & Great International Beer Festival Bronze 2011 The Grain: One of the flagship…

Inspiration

Inspiration comes from everywhere. Sometime all it takes is a sunny day in April to inspire someone to plant a seed and watch it grow. For many, this spring is a time of great excitement. Barley varieties have been studied, land is being prepared, and seed is being planted. All in the hope that it…

First Annual NAMG Meeting Details

The Craft Malting Guild is please to announce the First Annual NACMG Meeting. Events will commence Wednesday April 9th 2014 in Denver, Colorado. Held synergistically with the Craft Brewers Conference, Craft Malting Guild activities include the opportunity to meet and create the Malt Analysis and Barley Variety Development Committee as well as Media, Public Relations,…

New Belgium RyePA Featured Beer of March

March Featured Beer New Belgium RyePA Brewed by: New Belgium Style: Rye Beer ABV: 7.5% From: Fort Collins, Colorado Malt Type Used: Carolina Rye Malt From: Riverbend Malt A brand new beer will be coming out in the next few weeks called RyePA, which is part of New Belgium’s Hop Kitchen collection. This beer was…

Les Trois Mousquetaires G.C. Porter Baltique

February Featured Beer Les Trois Mousquetaires G.C. Porter Baltique Brewed by: Les Trois Mousquetaires Style: Baltic Porter ABV: 10% From: Brossard, Canada This beer is a combination blend of special roasted malts, which provides it with both flavors and aromas of chocolate and coffee, along with subtle hints of cherry-smoked malt. Go ahead treat yourself.…

What it means to have a Craft Maltster’s Guild

In March 2012 a North American Craft Maltster’s Google Group was formed. This group was initially less than two dozen maltsters, aspiring maltsters, people involved in breeding and growing malting barley, and malting science professionals. The objective of the Google Group was to allow people from around North America to talk about malting. Share experiences.…

Cascadia Grain Conference – A Grain Revival

On January 11th, 2014, I found my way up the misty green coast to Tacoma WA for the 2nd Annual Cascadia Grains Conference. This event was packed with 32 speakers and 17 sessions on topics that brought together farmers, processors, end-users, researchers, educators, industry members, and development specialist. With so much knowledge in the air…