Climate Change: The Good, The Bad, and The Barley

'Quest' barley, released in 2010 by the U of MN, Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station. First U of M barley with improved resistance to Fusarium head blight resistance.  A spring, 6-rowed malting barley known before release as M-122.  University of Minnesota, MAES project #13-30, "Barley Improvement and Genetics," principal investigator: Kevin Paul Smith.

The Minnesota of the future will look very different from today. So, too, will the future of Minnesota beer. Photos by David Hansen, University of Minnesota In January 2015, the United Kingdom’s Hadley Center for Climate, NASA, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) held press conferences—all in the same week—to declare 2014 the […]

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A Growing Community at Brau Brothers

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Estate-Grown Hops & a New Estate Photo by Mark Neuzil, MinnPost Brewing and farms go together like beers and bikes, like summer and beer fests, like winter and beer fests. Many breweries are supporting local farms with their spent grain, feeding it to cattle, sometimes in exchange for tasty, tasty meat, but no one is doing […]

A Visit To: Rahr Malting

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The largest single-site malt producer in the world is in our own backyard. Water, hops, yeast, and malt—which one of these do you hear the most about? Though not necessarily neglected, malt is not a widely discussed ingredient among most craft beer enthusiasts. Usually, people talk about the hop variety, or the crazy yeast that […]