Just 11 months ago they were tiny seeds in the ground.
But now, thanks to some hard work and nurturing from Mother Nature, the 2013 crop of Risk™ malting barley is golden ripe and ready.
The Rogue Farms barley harvest is underway. We have taken another step in the journey from ground to glass.
It will take several days to combine all 100 acres of Risk™ malting barley. But even then our work is not over. There’s still 100 acres of Dare™ malting barley to harvest. If the weather continues to cooperate, that may only be a few weeks away.
The Risk™ and Dare™ we harvest this July and August will be floor malted and micro malted here at Rogue Farms in our Farmstead Malt House. And then it’s off the Brewery in Newport where John will begin using to brew the wort for Rogue Farms beers and spirits.
But for now, he’s here in Tygh Valley to see for himself how the crop is doing. There is no better way to know what you grow.