Drinking Weed – Environmental Problem Proposed as Beer Ingredient


Barley growers aren’t going to like this report. It’s a nasty, invasive and non native grass that’s called cheatgrass.  It crowds out native grasses, tangles dog hair and ruins your socks and running shoes and grows all too well everywhere you don’t want it.  But it may be good for beer.

A U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service report titled, An Economic Solution for an Environmental Problem: Cheatgrass  indicates that cheatgrass seed (barley is grass seed too) could be a suitable beer ingredient.

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