May Brewery Talk Explores Malt

Euclid Brewing Company's first "Elements" talk was presented in April by Jenny Napier of Barn Talk Hops. (Photo: Kathleen Repko)

Euclid Brewing Company is hosting a series of monthly presentations entitled “The Elements of Brewing,” each of which will discuss one of the key raw materials used to make beer: Hops, Malt, Yeast, and Water. Craig and Andy Martahus of Haus Malts will explore the second ingredient – Malt – on Thursday, May 11, at 7 p.m. in the tap room.

    Haus Malts, 6107 Carnegie Avenue, is one of the first stand-alone craft malting facilities in Ohio, and the only malting facility in Cleveland since Prohibition. Haus Malts produces high quality malt for sale to commercial craft brewers and makers of sprouted grain food products in the Great Lakes/Midwestern region. Euclid Brewing Company uses Haus Malts in its beers, including the Euclid Creek Kolsch now on tap.

   The “Elements” series began in April with an informative talk on hops by Jenny and Mike Napier of Barn Talk Hops, a family-owned hop farm in Wadsworth. It was well-received by many curious attendees who asked lots of questions, some of whom took home a hop plant they won in a raffle offered by the Napiers.

    The remaining speakers in the “Elements of Brewing” series are Andy Tveekrem, Brewmaster at Market Garden Brewery, who will present Yeast on June 8; and Portside Distillery & Brewery’s founder and brewer Dan Malz who will talk about Water on July 13.

    The “Elements” presentations are free and open to all ages. Attendees may bring in food and non-alcoholic beverages. Beer will be available for sale. Seating is limited to 30 on a first-come, first-served basis.

   Euclid Brewing Company is located at 21950 Lake Shore Blvd. in downtown Euclid. The tap room is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. There are always six beers on tap, and pints, growlers, and tasting flights can be purchased. The tap room doesn’t have a kitchen, but patrons may bring in food from any of the nearby restaurants, or from home. Follow Euclid Brewing Company on Facebook to learn about special hours, events and what’s currently on tap.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017