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California grower partners with Japanese brewer on premium saké

ross koda

• By Jim Guinn • Rice harvested at Koda Farms, a Japanese-founded farm in Merced County, California, is being used to make saké at a brewery in the Japan Fukushima Prefecture city of Nihonmatsu. Koda Farms entered into an arrangement with the brewery, Ninki Shuzo, to provide ingredients for two new premium rice wines dubbed “Uka.” Ross Koda, a third-generation ... Read More »

Beer made with rice wins gluten-free brewing contest

Dad's Red Ale

— By Jennifer L. Blanck — The winner of the inaugural PNW (Pacific Northwest) Gluten-Free Homebrewing Competition is a beer made with rice. Dad’s Red Ale, an American Amber Ale brewed by Joe Morris from Portland, Oregon, won the competition. Morris used James’ Brown Rice, Crystal Rice and Biscuit Rice malts from Eckert Malting and Brewing Co. in Chico, California, to ... Read More »

Rice enjoys craft beer renaissance

Vicky Boyd

Using rice as a beer ingredient is nothing new. Brewers before Prohibition used the grain because it imparted a light, crisp taste and effervescence, and Anheuser Busch has been doing so for decades. But they all used rice as an adjunct ingredient and a starch source in addition to barley. Jim Eckert, owner of Eckert Malting and Brewing in Chico, ... Read More »