Pregame event shows off craft beers using local ingredients

WSU and LINC Malthouse present Home Grown Malts, a showcase of craft beers made with regionally grown and malted grains, Saturday September 15 in the Hollingbery Fieldhouse from 2-5 p.m. Each participating brewer will be pouring beers made with Palouse-grown barley, several featuring Lyon barley. Lyon barley was specially bred for making beer, bringing more […]

WSU-bred barleys delivering unique Northwest beer flavors

Crunchy kernels of barley tumble from Joel Williamson’s hands as he scoops them up, offering a taste. “This is a first: The inaugural batch of Lyon malt,” says Williamson, head maltster at Spokane-based craft malting company LINC Malt. “This is really good,” replies customer Heath Barnes, popping a few grains into his mouth. Commercial malts […]

WSU researcher Kevin Murphy examines golden barley growing tall in a greenhouse.

Hop researchers learn advanced brewing techniques

PROSSER, Wash. – In 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. founder Ken Grossman effectively put the Cascade hop of Yakima, Wash., on the map. The hop was central to the pale ale that made Grossman’s company a household name. More than three decades later, Washington State University researchers studying optimal brewing qualities with that same hop recently […]