Beer

Craft beer boom spurs demand for close-to-home barley malt

GERMANTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Dennis Nesel converts barley to malt the way it was done hundreds of years ago, spreading the water-soaked grain on his malt house floor and turning it with a shovel as it germinates to release the sugar needed for fermentation.

“This is old-school heritage malting,” says…



Craft beer boom spurs demand for close-to-home barley malt