MOSCOW, Idaho — July 7th and 8th, 2022 — The Inland Northwest Artisan Grains Experience is a bi-state event hosted by University of Idaho, Washington State University, and Palouse Heritage. This event will occur over the course of two days, the first featuring a field day to WSU Spillman Farms in Pullman, WA and Palouse Heritage’s field plots in Endicott, WA and LaCrosse, WA. At WSU Spillman Farms, we will observe field trials managed by researchers at the WSU Sustainable Seed Systems Lab and WSU Barley Breeding and Malt Quality Lab. At Palouse Heritage’s field plots, we will discuss heritage and landrace seed, seed increase trials, and observe a WSU evolutionary breeding population related to Elwha River Spelt. Early registration for this event is $65 and covers transportation, refreshments, and lunch.
We will then travel back to Moscow, ID where we commence a brewery district walk, giving attendees the opportunity to taste test beers made with artisan grains at Hunga Dunga Brewing Company, Moscow Brewing Company, and Micropolis Brewing. At each location, there will be food provided and dinner, an event tasting glass, and beer tastings are included (for those 21 years and older) with a $45 purchased ticket. At each location, expert brewers will be discussing how they source their distinct malts, the process of brewing with artisan grains, and answering questions.
On Friday the 8th, we will delve into a full day of convening with growers, processors, maltsters, bakers, brewers, distillers, and resource providers who are elevating artisan grains in the local food landscape. This day will feature a variety of sensory experiences, presentations, hands-on baking workshops, and panel discussions that help us delve deeper into the key linkages, resources, and skills needed to bring artisan grains to market. Early registration is $65 and includes all tastings, lunch, and refreshments for the day. To participate in the baking workshops requires an additional registration of $15 per workshop.
We will conclude our weekend by participating in Pour Company’s first annual Artisan Grain Brew Fest at the Latah County Fairgrounds. This festival will run from 4-9pm and feature specialty artisan grain beers from local breweries, food vendors, music, games, family-friendly activities and more!
Registration for all portions of the Inland Northwest Artisan Grains Experience is now open! Student discounts are available. Go to https://www.idahofoodworks.org/inwag-experience to view the daily schedule, check out our speaker lineup, and register for the event. Early registration ends June 20! Individual registration for each Experience event is required. To register for the Artisan Grain Brew Fest go to https://www.pourcompanymoscow.com/.