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Edition 31: Friends of Warminster Maltings

Edition 31: Friends of Warminster Maltings

Lockdown 2 Our weekly order book is back into struggling mode again, while brewers fall back onto online sales. As one brewer advised me: ‘fireside’ consumption favours higher strength, and (unfortunately for us) less volume! If you have not already caught up with...

Edition 30: Friends of Warminster Maltings

Edition 30: Friends of Warminster Maltings

Shaking off those “Malt and Barley Blues” “Malt and Barley Blues” is the title of a song recorded by a pop band named McGuinness Flint, back in 1971. I am not sure if it charted or not, in my opinion it didn’t deserve to. It was nothing to do with making and selling...

Edition 29: Friends of Warminster Maltings

Edition 29: Friends of Warminster Maltings

Towards Recovery Well, we continue to make, and deliver malt, and, I am pleased to report, at an improved volume from that at the outset of ‘lockdown’. Understandably, our sales in April and May were quite diabolical, but as we worked our way through May more brewers...

Special Edition: Watching the Fields of Gold

Special Edition: Watching the Fields of Gold

Following the Barley journey from seed to beer“...among the fields of barley, among the fields of gold”Written by Sting, magically sung, and recorded by Eva Cassidy, Fields of Gold, evokes the image of a mature barley crop, in July, ears of grain bent over, gently...

Edition 28: Friends of Warminster Maltings

Edition 28: Friends of Warminster Maltings

  Extraordinary Times  I have now been the custodian of Warminster Maltings for very nearly 20 years, and in that time I have never been away from it for more than 2/3 weeks. Suddenly, it is already 8 weeks since I last drove away from 39, Pound Street, albeit, I...

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Edition 31: Friends of Warminster Maltings

Edition 31: Friends of Warminster Maltings

Lockdown 2 Our weekly order book is back into struggling mode again, while brewers fall back onto online sales. As one brewer advised me: ‘fireside’ consumption favours higher strength, and (unfortunately for us) less volume! If you have not already caught up with...

Edition 30: Friends of Warminster Maltings

Edition 30: Friends of Warminster Maltings

Shaking off those “Malt and Barley Blues” “Malt and Barley Blues” is the title of a song recorded by a pop band named McGuinness Flint, back in 1971. I am not sure if it charted or not, in my opinion it didn’t deserve to. It was nothing to do with making and selling...

Edition 29: Friends of Warminster Maltings

Edition 29: Friends of Warminster Maltings

Towards Recovery Well, we continue to make, and deliver malt, and, I am pleased to report, at an improved volume from that at the outset of ‘lockdown’. Understandably, our sales in April and May were quite diabolical, but as we worked our way through May more brewers...

Special Edition: Watching the Fields of Gold

Special Edition: Watching the Fields of Gold

Following the Barley journey from seed to beer“...among the fields of barley, among the fields of gold”Written by Sting, magically sung, and recorded by Eva Cassidy, Fields of Gold, evokes the image of a mature barley crop, in July, ears of grain bent over, gently...

Edition 28: Friends of Warminster Maltings

Edition 28: Friends of Warminster Maltings

  Extraordinary Times  I have now been the custodian of Warminster Maltings for very nearly 20 years, and in that time I have never been away from it for more than 2/3 weeks. Suddenly, it is already 8 weeks since I last drove away from 39, Pound Street, albeit, I...