We're so excited to reintroduce you to our base malts;
Connect is now Whisky Jack malt, and Lowe is now Parkland Pale Malt.
The barley varieties we grow at Hamill Farms have been developed specifically for craft malting, brewing and distilling. We trust the experts, and keep a close eye on the new varieties to ensure we have the best seeds, for the best malt, for the best beers, whisky and spirits!
When testing each variety of barley, traits like disease resistance, yield, agronomic adaption, and environmental adaptability are some the ways we measure varieties against each other to ensure we're growing the best and most innovative barley possible.
Traceability is a big deal to us. Just like each bag of our malt is traceable to the field we grow it in, our barley varieties are traceable back to the breeding program that designed them.
Want to know more? Check out this great study from WSU Department of Crop and Soil Sciences:
- Lowe was developed at the Field Crop Development Centre in Lacombe, Alberta.
- AAC Connect was developed at the Brandon Research Centre of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Brandon, Manitoba.