Aroostook Farm in PPH story on Maine malt

The University of Maine Aroostook Farm was in a Portland Press Herald article about Maine malt for local craft beer (

Aroostook Farm in Presque Isle is participating in malt barley field trials. Joel Alex of Blue Ox Malthouse began making malt a couple of months ago using a system built for him at the university with a seed grant from the Maine Technology Institute. The tradition of malting barley is as old, according to the article, but it’s also an emerging industry with great market potential for entrepreneurs, farmers and craft breweries in Maine.