Barley Program Upcoming Events


Malt Workshop - Organized for the Bozeman homebrew Club - June 15th

Held at Gallatin Valley Malt, this afternoon workshop will cover the process of growing barley to malt along with a review of the science behind it all - Learn more on the Bridger Brew Crew's website

Hannah Turner to speak at the 2019 ASBC Conference in New Orleans - June 23-27th

Hannah will present findings from the MSU Barley programs research/pending publishment: "The Effect of Steeping Regime on Barley Malt Quality and its Impacts on Breeding Program Selection" Learn more about the conference on ASBC's website

BA Basics of Beer Quality class held at MSU - July 15th

This full day course is taught by experts from the Brewers Association - more info and registration can be found on the BA's website

MSU Field Day at the Post Farm - July 23rd

The MSU barley program has research plots all over the state - visit a field day to learn more! Field Day Schedule

Hannah Turner to speak at Big Sky's Grains & Grog at Crail Ranch - August 23rd

To learn more check out Crail Ranch.

Jamie Sherman and Hannah Turner to speak at MBA in Missoula - September 12-13th



Barley Program Releases New Variety!

To be named, experimental variety MT124112 released - read more about it here. 

.pdf version of 2019 barley variety release can be found here

barley heads in the field


2019 Craft Malt Conference

Hosted at Montana State University

February 1 - 3, 2019

Get more info at the Craft Maltster's Guild webpage


Advanced Course in Craft Malt also to be hosted at MSU

week prior to conference: January 28th - 31st

Get more info at the Craft Maltster's Guild webpage

 Jamie Sherman and Jen Blair, the Director of the Craft Maltster's Guild,  discuss the upcoming conference with Brad Smith on the BeerSmith Podcast

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Montana Department of Commerce publishes updated report:

Malting: Industry Analysis Report

Read about the MSU Breeding Program in the April Addendum!




 Jamie Sherman discusses Malt on Montana Ag Live!

Jamie Sherman discusses malt on Montana Ag Live



A new article was just published by the Prairie Populist!


By Andie Creel




 The MSU Barley Breeding Program will bring to bear innovative methods and utilize the full range of stakeholder input to collaboratively create improved varieties for quality, stability, and sustainability to catalyze a strong Montana economy.



The MSU Barley Breeding Program will research, educate, and serve to improve barley, providing an economic benefit to Montana stakeholders.



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