Barley once was a dominant crop in Ohio. Specifically here in the Miami Valley, farmers grew barley varieties brought with them from their homelands (Ireland and Germany) or native to the area here. Many of those varieties were ideal for malting.
We’ve been working to research those varieties and investigate options of having them grown for us in traditional heritage methods. Stay tuned to learn more details about this unique ingredient that will make the beer we brew yet another step closer to being historical.