Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Colorado malted barley

A San Luis Valley company is malting barley grown by local farmers, the Pueblo Chieftain reports.

Colorado Malting Co. hopes the product attracts brewers' interest.

This sounds like something that could catch on; a lot of brewers are intensely interested in using local ingredients whenever possible. The less material that has to be trucked in from elsewhere, the better. It could also add some local character to Colorado beers. The West Coast breweries have their hops. Could Colorado breweries become known for Colorado barley?

(Thanks to Top Shelf for the heads-up).

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