Beer Term: Barley


Beer Terms from High Octane Growler

Get your beer on, it’s Friday!

Here’s your Friday Beer Term and Conversation Starter for April 26th, though if you’re headed to Stagecoach you probably won’t need any conversation starters this weekend. Be sure to bring a hat, sunscreen, and drink lots of water. We’d suggest beer, but they’re probably charging $20 a pint there.

Barley: A member of the grass family, barley is a cereal grain – but when it comes to beer, barley isn’t meant to be something you smoke or stick in your bowl of Wheatena. Barley is malted for use in the grist, or crushed mash, used in the brewing process. Two-row barley typically has a lower protein content than six-row barley, and therefore more fermentable sugar content. So never think your beer is sugar free.

And if you really are on your way to Indio, check out the great Roger McGuinn from The Byrds tonight. Here’s a pair of his songs from Sweetheart of the Rodeo: his cover of Dylan’s “You Ain’t Going Nowhere,” and a cover of Woody Guthrie’s “Pretty Boy Floyd.”

Enjoy, and be safe.


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