The proof is in the pudding: the best way to test something out is to try it yourself.
Maker’s Malt has been conducting crop trials through 2020, and what better way to experiment with some new goods than to make the most Saskatchewan series of beers we could think of with our neighbours.
Each of these beers will be brewed with a different combination of crop trial malt from Maker’s and hops from JGL Shepherd Farms. The goal is to come up with unique flavour combinations throughout the four-part series and to have some fun with it.
This beer is part one of four and was made with the barley variety AAC Connect, a 2020 crop trial from Maker’s Malt. We paired it with the hop variety Galena, grown by JGL Sheppard Farms. Galena is known for its clean bittering with notes of citrus and blackcurrant. The malt brings forward a nice but subtle cracker and honey character. Maker’s had this to say about the trial “Connect is the most developed of the new varieties we featured in our 2020 Variety Trial. It grew like a champ out in the field with a yield of 105 bushels/acre and great malting quality.”
Stop by the taproom for a taste – we promise you haven’t had a beer quite like this one!