Grain In Vain


A Blockchain Beer | Double IPA

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ALE BREWED WITH

Great Western Malting ✗ Pure Idaho Pilsner

Yakima Chief Hops ✗ Simcoe®

Grain In Vain


A Blockchain Beer | Double IPA

Click Here for the Chronicle of Grain In Vain


ALE BREWED WITH

Great Western Malting ✗ Pure Idaho Pilsner

Yakima Chief Hops ✗ Simcoe®

A Fieldwork Brewing & Great Western Malt Collaboration

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  • OCTOBER 10TH


    BARLEY FIELD

    LATITUDE: 43.2199 | LONGITUDE: -112.296750 | ALTITUDE: 4,465 FT

    FARM LOCATION: BLACKFOOT, ID

    FIELD NAME: BROWERS

    FIELD SIZE: 78 ACRES

    CULTIVATION PERIOD: SEPT. 15th, 2018

  • OCTOBER 10TH


    BARLEY SEEDING

    LATITUDE: 43.21199 | LONGITUDE: -112.296750 | ALTITUDE: 4,465 FT

    SEED VARIETY: HORDEUM VULGARE – WINT BARLEY

    SEED USED PER ACRE: 95 POUNDS

    IRRIGATION DATES: STARTED MAY 10TH, 2019

    2.5 INCHES EVERY FIVE DAYS

    STOPPED JUNE 15TH, 2019

  • APRIL 15TH


    PERRAULT HOP FARMS

    LATITUDE: 46.348118 | LONGITUDE: -120.481194 | ALTITUDE: 778 FT

    FARM: PERRAULT FARMS

    FARM LOCATION: TOPPENISH, WA

  • JULY 30TH


    BARLEY HARVEST

    LATITUDE: 43.211272 | LONGITUDE: -112.419058 | ALTITUDE: 4,465 FT

    HARVESTED VOLUME: 294.155 MT




    EQUIVALENT TO:

    4,050 FULL HALF-KEGS OF BEER

    7,450 FULL 1/4 BARREL KEGS OF BEER

    11,784 FULL 1/6 BARREL KEGS OF BEER

    648,159, 12 OUNCE BOTTLES OF BEER

  • JULY 30TH


    WINT BARLEY TRANSPORTED TO GRAIN STORAGE

    ORIGIN: BROWERS FIELD, BLACKFOOT, ID

    DESTINATION: PIONEER GRAIN INC., BLACKFOOT, ID

    DISTANCE: 7.8 MILES

  • JULY 30TH


    STORAGE

    LATITUDE: 43.210963 | LONGITUDE: -112.330506 | ALTITUDE: 4,465 FT

    A grain elevator is used for receiving and testing raw barley and other grains. It also contains a truck scale as well as grain storage facilities.

    LOCATION: PIONEER GRAIN, INC

    STORED VOLUME: 294.155 METRIC TONS

  • AUGUST 8TH


    HARVESTED WINT BARLEY TRAVELS

    ORIGIN: PIONEER GRAIN, POCATELLO, ID

    DESTINATION: GREAT WESTERN MALTING, POCATELLO, ID

    DISTANCE: 28.3 MILES

  • AUGUST 8TH


    GREAT WESTERN MALTING

    LATITUDE: 42.884368 | LONGITUDE: -112.47968 | ALTITUDE: 4,465 FT

    LOCATION: POCATELLO, ID

    SILO ID: BIN 7

    CLEAN BARLEY SILO ID: BIN 346

  • AUGUST 22ND


    SMALL BATCH WINT BARLEY TRAVELS

    Raw barley travels from Trost Feed and Seed to Country Malt Group in Vancouver, WA for bagging. The bagged grain is then transferred to the Malt Innovation Center at Great Western Malting in Vancouver, WA, to be malted into an aromatic malt using their pilot malting system.

    ORIGIN: TROST FEED & SEED

    DESTINATION 1: COUNTRY MALT GROUP, VANCOUVER, WA

    DESTINATION 2: GREAT WESTERN MALTING MALT INNOVATION CENTER, VANCOUVER, WA

    DISTANCE: 719 MILES

    TOTAL WEIGHT: 1,800 LBS

  • SEPTEMBER 5TH


    HOP HARVEST

    LATITUDE: 46.348118 | LONGITUDE: -120.481194 | ALTITUDE: 778 FT

    FARM: PERRAULT FARMS

    FARM LOCATION: TOPPENISH, WA

  • SEPTEMBER 25TH


    HOP SELECTION

    LATITUDE: 46.252426 | LONGITUDE: -119.9018277 | ALTITUDE: 827 FT

    After sensory of many different hops, lot 19-WA397-041 was chosen by Fieldwork Brewing’s founder and brewer, Alex Tweet.

    LOCATION: YAKIMA CHIEF HOPS, YAKIMA, WA

    HOP VARIETY NAME: SIMCOE

    HOP LOT ID: 19-WA397-041

  • OCTOBER 3RD


    PURE IDAHO BARLEY MALTED INTO AROMATIC MALT

    LATITUDE: 45.632435 | LONGITUDE: -122.694542 | ALTITUDE: 49 FT

    SEED VARIETY: HORDEUM VULGARE – WINT BARLEY

    LOCATION: MALT INNOVATION CENTER, GREAT WESTERN MALTING, VANCOUVER, WA

  • OCTOBER 22ND


    STEEPING

    The first step in the malting process, water is added to the steeping vessel until the grain is covered. This process increases the grain moisture content from approximately 12% to between 40 and 45%.

    MALT ID: 8976

    STEEP IN DATE: OCTOBER 22ND, 2019, 6:00 AM

    STEEP IN VOLUME: 222 METRIC TONS / 490,000 POUNDS




    STEEP OUT: OCTOBER 24TH, 12:00 AM

    STEEPING RECIPE: TRIPLE IMMERSION RECIPE 12/10/8/6/4

    STEEP WATER TEMPERATURE: 60˚F

  • OCTOBER 24TH


    GERMINATION

    The grain grows under controlled conditions and allows for the development of malt enzymes.

    START DATE: OCTOBER 24TH, 2019, 6:00 AM

    GERMINATION RECIPE: COMPARTMENT 3, 8 HOUR TURN CYCLE, 4 DAY GERMINATION, AIR OFF TARGET 68 ˚F

    MALTSTER NOTES:

    DAY 1 – 100% 0 – 1/4

    (3 PM, 15 GALLON PER HOUR, H2O)

    DAY 2 – 60% 1/4 – 1/2 40%, 1/2 – 3/4

    (7 AM, 15 GALLONS PER HOUR, H2O)

    DAY 3 – 20%, 1/2 – 3/4

    (11 PM, 12 GALLONS PER HOUR H20)

    DAY 4 – 100%, 34 – 1, 4% TIPS

  • OCTOBER 28TH


    KILNING

    Kilning prevents further growth and modification of the malt kernal while developing color, flavor, and aroma.

    START DATE: OCTOBER 28TH, 2019, 6:00 AM

    KILNING RECIPE: 

    LOWER KILN RECIPE

    2 PM, 130 ˚F

    3 PM, 130 – 160 ˚F

    4 PM, 160 – 170 ˚F

    CURE THREE HOURS AT 178 ˚F

  • NOVEMBER 15TH


    PURE IDAHO PILSEN MALT ARRIVES

    LATITUDE: 45.638767 | LONGITUDE: -122.6931 | ALTITUDE: 49 FT

    The malted Wint Barley, now Pure Idaho Pilsener Malt, traveled by railcar from Great Western Malting, Pocatello, ID, to Country Malt Group in Vancouver, WA. It was then unloaded via conveyance and packaged into Great Western Malting Pure Idaho Pilsen bags.

    DESTINATION: COUNTRY MALT GROUP, VANCOUVER, WA

  • NOVEMBER 15TH


    PURE IDAHO PILSEN MALT IS PACKAGED

    LATITUDE: 45.638767 | LONGITUDE: -122.6931 | ALTITUDE: 49 FT

    COUNTRY MALT GROUP, VANCOUVER, WA

    BAGGING DATE: NOVEMBER 20TH, 2019

    YIELD: 760, 55 LB BAGS

    LOT #: 58630

  • DECEMBER 16TH


    PURE IDAHO PILSEN MALT DELIVERED TO FIELDWORK BREWING

    ORIGIN: COUNTRY MALT GROUP, VANCOUVER, WA

    DESTINATION: FIELDWORK BREWING CO., BERKELEY, CA

    DISTANCE: 633 MILES

  • DECEMBER 17TH


    AROMATIC MALT DELIVERED TO FIELDWORK BREWING

    ORIGIN: COUNTRY MALT GROUP, VANCOUVER, WA

    DESTINATION: FIELDWORK BREWING, BERKELEY, CA

    DISTANCE: 633 MILES

  • JANUARY 6TH


    SIMCOE HOPS TRAVEL TO FIELDWORK BREWING

    ORIGIN: YAKIMA CHIEF HOPS, YAKIMA, WA

    DESTINATION: FIELDWORK BREWING CO., BERKELEY, CA

    DISTANCE: 692 MILES

  • JANUARY 10TH


    GRAIN IN VAIN IS BREWED

    LATITUDE: 37.881287 | LONGITUDE: -122.302267 | ALTITUDE: 16 FT

    After nearly 3,000 miles and 16 months, the journey finishes as a double-IPA, known as Grain In Vain.

    LOCATION: FIELDWORK BREWING – BERKELEY, CA

  • JANUARY 20TH

  • JANUARY 31


    GRAIN IN VAIN IS RELEASED

    Grain In Vain is transported to all Fieldwork Brewing locations for the craft beers February 7th launch.

Wint Barley Field Data

Blackfoot, ID

LATITUDE: 43.2199 | LONGITUDE: -112.296750

Temperature

Humidity

Precipitation

Timelapse – Wint Barley Field, Blackfoot, ID

Number of Growing Days

Barley Miles Travelled

Hops Miles Travelled

“We’re extremely pleased with how this beer showcases the quality of ingredients these farmers grow, and the result is a Double IPA with a clean honey-like grain platform and an all new Simcoe flavor profile we haven’t gotten from years past.”

– Alex Tweet Owner, Fieldwork Brewing Co.

Blockchain

By using the blockchain model, the craft-beer enthusiast can see each step involved in the beer-making process, from gathering raw ingredients at the farm to the brewing itself.

Great Western Malting

The world’s best malt is not created just by algorithms and recipes. Like producing award-winning beer and spirits, it takes a sixth sense, a knowing when flavor, depth, color, and character of the malt is just right. It takes intuition and instinct that takes decades to master. We call it soul. 

For 80 years, it has been our passion to make perfect malt for craft brewers and distillers like you. Thank you for choosing us to be at the heart of your craft. 

Fieldwork Brewing Co.

Fieldwork® Brewing Company is a craft brewery founded in Berkeley, CA with a focus on exceptional, honest beer-making. Fieldwork brews are served in our Berkeley, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Mateo, San Ramon, and Corte Madera Taprooms, and at the finest craft beer-focused establishments in Northern California.

Yakima Chief Hops

As a 100% grower-owned network of family hop farms, Yakima Chief Hops is uniquely positioned to establish strong relationships between the growers who supply our super-premium hops and the innovative brewing customers who utilize our products in their beer. Our Mission is to connect family hop farms with the world’s finest brewers, providing the highest quality hop products and uncompromising service for the ultimate benefit of our customers, employees and growers.

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