Regional Malting Barley

Posted : 2014-05-21

May 21, 2014 – Every North American brewer has their favorite variety or in most cases, group of varieties, that are suited to making their product line and perform well in their breweries.  Historically, the choices were made based on the barley that was best adapted to the region in which a brewery was located.  Six-rowed varieties originating from northeast China dominated in the eastern and midwestern US, two-rowed varieties from Europe in the intermountain west, and six-rowed varieties out of North Africa in California.  Each type had its own quality strengths, but their field performance was a primary force in determining what brewers were using in different regions of the continent.

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