12 November 2018, Nürnberg Convention Center, NCC Mitte
Yes, modern brewing barley varieties have a long past reaching back all the way to antiquity! With an ever widening demand by brewers for malt variety and with new environmental and climatic challenges facing many regions in the barley growing latitudes, breeders are now looking at the genetic material of old, as well as regionally specific barley varieties to secure a diverse and interesting supply of brewing barley for the future. This Symposium explores the history of many all-but-forgotten varieties. It elucidates their real and imagined potential, their scientific challenges, their sensory characteristics, a few success stories, and important tricks for developing heirloom & terroir recipes — all within the context of modern malt and brew houses.