While we Americans LOVE beer and the brewing of beer it’s funny that barley one if it’s main ingredients does not grow naturally in the states. It does of course grow now because we’ve forced it to, like true ‘mericans.
But if you were to turn to our native lands to look for beer brewing ingredients you’d most likely only find oats or rice to malt and brew with.
So if you’re going foraging for some wild hops one of these weekends don’t expect to find any barley to go with it. Why do I bring this up? Why not?! It’s what I learned today about beer.