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UMD-BAM Field Day: Hops, Barley & Rye for the Craft Brewing Biz

June 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating indefinitely

Interested in growing commercial hops or grains for the craft brewing industry? This University of Maryland and Brewers Association of Maryland (BAM) field day will offer a hands-on look at the University’s hops, barley and rye trials. Currently they’re growing 24 varieties of hops, 4 varieties of barley and 1 variety of rye.

We’ll start the day with a wagon ride around the farm to see the progress of the trials, and then head over to the adjacent grain handling facility. Lunch and the afternoon will include presentations from local maltsters, a discussion on post-harvest handling, and a conversation with local brewers as to what they’re looking for in locally-produced hops and grains. Samples of beer from Maryland breweries will also be offered.

Registration (includes tours, lunch and beer samples): $20.00 for BAM members; $30.00 for non-BAM members

Location: University of Maryland Western Maryland Research & Education Center, 18330 Keedysville Road, Keedysville MD 21756

Space is limited, pre-registration is required; we will not offer ticket sales at the event. Sign up here.

Field day will be held rain or shine, so dress appropriately for being out in farm fields regardless of the weather.

Thanks to MidAtlantic Farm Credit and Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board for providing support for this event.


Brewers Association of Maryland


University of Maryland Western Maryland Research & Education Center
18330 Keedysville Road
Keedysville, MD 21756 United States
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