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Moving Our Chit To Tygh Valley

Big news. Rogue sent out a press release about the Farmstead Malt House at the barley farm in Tygh Valley. I told you about this a while ago. Now it’s official.


Why such a big deal? Everybody knows that beer and whiskey – just like food – tastes better when you make it from scratch. We grow the malting barley in Tygh Valley, micro malt it and floor malt it on the farm, and then roast it and smoke it at the Brewery in Newport.

The Farmstead Malt House at the Rogue Barley Farm in Tygh Valley
The Farmstead Malt House at the Rogue Barley Farm in Tygh Valley

I know everybody from A to Z. Doc grows it. Eric malts it. Bruckner roasts it. I smoke it.

Now when I open a bag of Rogue DIY Micro or Floor malt, I know exactly where it came from and how it was made. Growing it. Knowing it. Origin.

Rogue Farms Good Chit Pilsner, Oregon Single Malt Whiskey and Single Malt Ale.
Rogue Farms Good Chit Pilsner, Oregon Single Malt Whiskey and Single Malt Ale.

Look for Rogue DIY Micro and Floor malt in future batches of Rogue Farms Good Chit Pilsner, Single Malt Ale, and Oregon Single Malt Whiskey. Taste the difference.

And what is this chit? When malting barley germinates it sends out tiny shoots (acrospires) and tiny roots, also known as chits.

Just harvested Rogue Dareā„¢ Malting Barley
Just harvested Rogue Dare™ Malting Barley
Germinating barley on the malt floor. Tiny chits and acropsires form at each end of the kernels.
Germinating barley on the malt floor. Tiny chits and acropsires form at each end of the kernels.
The sifting table in the Farmstead Malt House. Sifting the malted barley over the screen removes chits and acropsires.
The sifting table in the Farmstead Malt House. Sifting the malted barley over the screen removes chits and acropsires.