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Craft beer boom drives revival in barley demand

GrainCorp, which has a facility in Newcastle, Australia (above), revived demand for ancient barley varieties now used in craft beers.


A BATCH of barley that lay forgotten for almost 100 years in storage at a farm in Portland, Oregon, has found new life - thanks to the booming demand for craft beer.

It turns out the barley makes a malt that is much in demand from Oregon's growing legion of craft brewers and...

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