Exploring the Genetic Basis of Barley Contributions to Beer Flavor

By Harmonie Bettenhausen, Ph.D., Hartwick Center for Craft Food and Beverage As producers (and producer-adjacent) of malted grains, we are all quite aware that barley malt provides critical starches and enzymes to the brewing process, in exchange for saccharides and nutrients to be consumed by yeast and the creation of some tasty beverage. We are…

The Craft Maltsters Guild Announces Its Certified Craft Malt Seal

The North American Craft Maltsters Guild is excited to announce its Certified Craft Malt Seal that will allow brewers and distillers to communicate their use of and support for distinctive, locally produced raw materials. The seal will be officially unveiled on Craft Malt Day on Friday, September 13, 2019, at events across the country. The…

AMBA Recommended Malting Barley Varieties for 2019

Each year, the American Malting Barley Association (AMBA) releases its list of recommended malting barley varieties to US growers. AMBA is a nonprofit trade association of 76 brewing, distilling and malting companies that are end users of US malting barley. The list is meant to inform US producers which malting barley varieties the industry intends to use in the…

Western SARE Funding Opportunity for Graduate Students

Apply for Western SARE $25,000 Research and Education Project The Graduate Student projects address issues in sustainable agriculture of current and potential importance to the western region. They include both a research and outreach component. These grants provide a maximum of $25,000 and may last for up to two years. Those eligible to apply are masters or…

Northeast SARE Now Accepting Farmer Grant Applications

Farmer Grant Applications Due November 27, 2018 Northeast SARE offers grants to farmers to conduct research addressing issues that affect farming and the food system in the Northeast. Competitive proposals offer innovation through techniques that test a new idea or apply a known idea in a new way. Reviewers look to fund projects that are well-designed…