Field To Bench: Alabama barley and the possibilities of plant genotyping

By Emily Hutto, Photos courtesy HudsonAlpha Institute for Technology¬† Jeremy Schmutz is vacationing in England sipping on a Barsham Brewery Golden Clues IPA made with Bodicea hops and local Maris Otter barley. Schmutz is the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Faculty Investigator and co-director of the HudsonAlpha Genome Sequencing Center, one of the only centers performing…

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…