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Barley Zine!

We're excited to bring you a barley zine, edited and illustrated by Katie Gourley, in collaboration with Oregon State researchers Pat Hayes, Brigid Meints, Jordyn Bunting and recipe testers Adrian Hale and Lane Selman! This spring 2020 edition contains a wealth of barley information and inspiration, including history, definitions of barley-related terms, and recipes for creating your own grain salad as well as breads, crackers desserts and beverages using our favorite grain!

Click here or on the picture to download the Spring 2020 Barley Zine!



Organic Barley Producer Survey Results

Researchers surveyed organic barley producers in order to find out how many acres they are growing, what varieties they grow, what markets they are growing barley for, whether they receive a price premium for organic barley, whether they are growing or would be interested in growing multi-use naked barley, what production challenges they face, and what traits they would like to see improved.

Download the survey results here

Bulletin: Brewing Beer with 'Buck' Naked Barley: Worts and All

Joel Rea, head brewer at Corvallis Brewing Supplies reveals how he created two beers using 'Buck' naked barley, which were sampled at the 2019 Oregon State University Barley Day. Although naked barley malts have not historically played much of a role in brewing because of the importance of the hull as a natural filtering agent during lautering, breweries without mash filters, and homebrewers can use them to make delicious beers! Read and download the bulletin here.



Bulletin: Roasted Barley Tea

The Oregon Barley Project Roasted Barley Tea Initiative Phase 2: Exploring the effects of variety and method of preparation on roasted barley tea flavor. Learn about results of experiments and sensory evaluations with different naked barley genotypes conducted in 2018 with a new roasting system and different methods of brewing. 

Roasted barley teaNaked Barley Bulletin #1: Roasted Barley Tea: Learn how to make this healthy and tasty drink which has been popular in Asia for thousands of years! This bulletin also describes some of the research which is being done by the NIFA OREI team to assess and discover the best-flavored varieties for barley tea. Organic roasted 'Purple Karma' naked barley from Oregon is now available in a tea blend from The Tao of Tea here!

Lesson Plans for Teachers on Plant Breeding and Barley

Journal Articles

Grains Week 2021 Final Report

Webinars, Videos and Presentations

  • Malting and Brewing with Organic Naked Barley webinar by Brigid Meints. May 16, 2024.

  • Northern Brewer TV: Naked Barley Brewing Experiment with the University of Minnesota Barley Breeding Program

  • Food Functionality of Naked Barley Webinar by Jordyn Bunting, Research Associate, Oregon State University Food Innovation Center

  • Presentation about Multi-use Naked Barley at the Organic Research Forum at the Organicology Conference. February, 2019. This short presentation (18 minutes) is a great introduction to the project.

  • Naked Barley for Malting, Brewing and Distilling: Grains Week 2021

  • Research Updates: Barley. Grains Week 2021

  • Sensory Evaluation: Grains Week 2021

  • Nutritional Quality and Density: Grains Week 2021

  • Managing Smut and Bunt in Organic Grains. Grains Week 2021

  • Webinar: Progress on Organic Naked Barley Breeding, by Karl Kunze, Cornell University, April, 2021

  • Organic Naked Barley Presentation at the Culinary Breeding Network Variety Showcase, February 2021. 

  • Webinar: Multi-use Naked Barley for Organic Farming Systems, February, 2019

  • Webinar: Breeding Multi-use Naked Barley for Organic Systems by Brigid Meints. December, 2018