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2010-11-16 18:00:00

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to overwhelming demand, the second annual Malt Shop Memories Cruise will set sail on October 27, 2011 from Tampa to the Grand Bahamas, returning on October 31st, 2011. Inspired by Time Life's popular Malt Shop Memories CD series, the entire ship will be transformed into a "floating malt shop" complete with performances by some of the biggest artists of the era, including the Beach Boys (celebrating their 50th anniversary), Chubby Checker...

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2010-02-08 10:24:12

A new study suggests that beer is a significant source of dietary silicon, a key ingredient for increasing bone mineral density. Researchers from the Department of Food Science & Technology at the University of California, Davis studied commercial beer production to determine the relationship between beer production methods and the resulting silicon content, concluding that beer is a rich source of dietary silicon. Details of this study are available in the February issue of the Journal...

2010-02-03 15:50:46

Many favorite breakfast cereals, candies, beers, and other foods and beverages owe much of their smooth, delicious flavor to malt. Malting barleys--the source of that malt--are the focus of studies at the Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) malting barley laboratory in Madison, Wis., part of the Cereal Crops Research Unit. There, chemist Mark Schmitt and plant physiologist Allen Budde are discovering more about what goes on inside barley grains as they germinate, or sprout, in the malt...

2009-12-08 12:10:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ --- Muntons PLC, maltsters and malted ingredients manufacturers based in Stowmarket Suffolk, United Kingdom, with a North American office in Seattle, Washington, has announced it is to establish a state-of-the-art Centre for Excellence on the site of its factory in Stowmarket, UK. The 500,000 pounds Sterling facility ($828,400 US), which is being built from scratch, will become a focus for innovation and new product development as part of efforts by Muntons to...

2009-10-28 12:43:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Muntons PLC, maltsters and malted ingredients manufacturers based in Stowmarket Suffolk, United Kingdom, with a North American office in Seattle, Washington, has announced its new line of packaging developed specifically for the growing beer brewing connoisseurs market. The packaging design focuses on the freshness and quality of the brewers' end products using coordinated photography featuring pilsners and mugs of each brewed flavor with a clean white...

2008-11-11 09:00:30

The retail division of New Carbon Company--Golden Malted, Inc. bills its Carbon's Golden Malted(R) Pancake and Waffle Flour as "simply the finest." So when the company went shopping for a new package with which to market its premium blends of wheat flour, corn meal and secret flavorings to upscale hotels, restaurants, universities, theme parks and consumers around the world, it chose a rigid paper can from Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies....

2008-09-16 00:00:00

Hopes of neatly wrapping up the remainder of this year's wheat harvest in the Westcountry are steadily washing away with the autumn rain. Dodging the storms has been increasingly challenging, with farmers reluctant to leave crops out any longer than physically possible - especially with days shortening, temperatures falling and soils becoming even wetter. With contractors struggling to get through their customer schedules, sprouting grains and grain shedding from standing crops has become...

2008-08-20 18:00:39

WITH the continued wet weather this summer, the NFU is stepping up efforts to liaise with various parts of the supply chain over potential quality issues. As rain continues to fall, the main concern is with loss of quality in the region's crop of milling wheat and malting barley as well as problems nationally. Ian Backhouse, chairman of the union's national and regional combinable crops boards, said every opportunity was being taken to assess the developing situation on a week-by-week...

2008-04-03 09:00:00

U study: Malt liquor heavily promoted in black neighborhoods -- University of Minnesota researchers hope new data about the accessibility and advertising of malt liquor in black neighborhoods will encourage new policy debates. Comparing neighborhoods in 10 U.S. cities, the researchers found that malt liquor was heavily promoted in black neighborhoods and was available in greater quantities and at lower prices. Their results were released Wednesday and published in the Journal of Substance...

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2007-07-29 12:15:00

In northern Colorado, a region flush with craft breweries and plenty of discerning beer drinkers, an interesting marriage of agriculture and ale-making takes place. Heavy farm equipment harvests barley a few miles from popular breweries that need it for malt, so one man's thirst for a cold brew means another man's cash crop. Northern Colorado's supply of high-quality water and easy access to barley has allowed both farmers and brewers to thrive. Most Colorado barley growers sell their crop...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'