11.24.20 Bob Brueggeman makes no bones about it. The barley breeding position at WSU, known as the R.A. Nilan Endowed Chair in Barley Research and Education, is his dream job. In episode 205 entitled: Malt to the Future! we learn that part of that dream includes a spotlight on malt barley, the category of grain used in making beer. That doesn’t mean feed and food types of barley won’t share the stage, but they’ll be co-stars. Although the U.S. craft brewing industry is growing, Brueggeman believes success for Eastern Washington grown malt barley will be found overseas. Subscribe to Wheat All About It! on iTunes or other podcast apps for Android phones like Stitcher and Pocket Casts. The podcast is also available at the Washington Grain Commission website at wagrains.org and on the WGC Facebook page.