Harvesting the 2020 barley

Harvesting the 2020 barley

Growing and harvesting, the summer season of 2020 Despite a very hard winter (snow would not leave the ground until june), the “Heder” barley was put in the ground on 3 different locations in Arctic Norway: We experienced different growing patterns in the...
Second test batch – January 2020

Second test batch – January 2020

Second test batch, January 2020 Second batch of Arctic barley was fermented at Mack microbrewery in Tromsø. This batch was made from 320 kg of Barley from Alta (210 km north of the distillery). The wash produced from 100% Arctic unmalten barley (Heder, 6 Row). We did...
Test batch – August 2019

Test batch – August 2019

Test batch, August 2019 We were lucky enough to get some barley, which was grown in 2018. We took it to Mack microbrewery in Tromsø, milled it and brewed a small batch using Mack’s equipment. We used a very old yeast-strand, called “KVEIK”, for...
Summer 2019 – Growing

Summer 2019 – Growing

Growing The barley was sown in 3 different locations on the Lyngen peninsula. However, on one of the fields, the local crows discovered the taste of barley, and ate all of it! However, two other fields are growing and we are awaiting results during the...
Project: Arctic Barley

Project: Arctic Barley

Project start – spring 2019 In Northern Norway, Barley was the most important grain until the Second World War. Barley can withstand the harsh climate here north and has been an important trade route for us for hundreds of years. This is documented through...