How researchers, farmers and brewers want to safeguard beer against climate change
By MELINA WALLING, AMANDA LOMAN and BROOKE HERBERT Associated Press | Monday, November 13, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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Brewer Scott Peterson holds crushed up hops pellets from Indie Hops in his hands on Oct. 22 at Von Ebert Brewing in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)
Gayle Goschie fist bumps Eloy Luevanos after setting up a harrow to be pulled behind a tractor and grain hopper in preparation for planting winter barley at Goschie Farms in Mount Angel, Ore., Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2023. Fall is the off-season, but recently, her farming team has been adding winter barley, a relatively newer crop in the world of beer, to their rotation. In the face of climate change, Goschie will need all the new strategies the farm can get to sustain what they produce and provide to local and larger breweries alike. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)
Brewer Scott Peterson retrieves spent grain from a lauterton while brewing a German-style Pilsner at Von Ebert Brewing in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023. The craft brewery have had hops they depend upon from Europe impacted by hot, dry summers over the last couple of years. That’s why some researchers are working on varieties of hops that can better withstand summer heat. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)
Jose Vasquez, left, and Eloy Luevanos fill up a grain hopper with winter barley seeds before planting on Oct. 31 at Goschie Farms in Mount Angel, Ore. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)