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IB&M Sponsors KBS Desserts with Discussion Event

150 150 Independent Malt

Desserts with Discussion: The Comeback of Spartan Barley for the Michigan Brewing Industry Barley, combined with hops, yeast and water, it is one of the four essential components of almost any beer. Currently, most barley grown in Michigan originates in North Dakota and central Canada, regions with different climatic and environmental conditions. That is until…

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IB&M Planting the Seed in Litchfield, MI

150 150 Independent Malt

A winter barley test plot, supplied by major seed company used for demonstration was planted September, 2018 in Litchfield, Michigan. We partnered with KBS and other local farmers to help choose varieties, and our goal is to test a couple different varieties.

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IB&M Sponsors ALL KBS 2018 Field Days

150 150 Independent Malt

The Michigan State University malting barley research program is excited to showcase the research underway for the 2018 crop season. The MSU Malting Barley Field Day in Hickory Corners starts at 8 a.m. with registration and refreshments, followed by an educational program featuring MSU researchers, representatives from the barley seed industry and a tour of the research plots. Station…

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IB&M Sponsors Great Lakes Hops & Barley Conference

150 150 Independent Malt

The conference will feature a track on hop as well as barley and malt for designed for both growers and brewers. Several prominent speakers from around the country will be on hand to discuss: horticultural practices, pest and disease control, harvest and post-harvest practices, nutrient management, and much more. The conference will feature a pre-conference…

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Litchfield Office

IB&M Moves Offices to Litchfield, MI

845 500 Independent Malt