9 November 2001

Pearl barley shines

PEARL winter barley has gained full approval for use in the north, to complement its southern approval, in the latest update of the Institute & Guild of Brewings list of approved malting barley varieties.

The move follows a review of recent trials data. Spring variety Tavern will remain provisionally approved for use in the south, while it undergoes further tests.

Spring variety Decanter is no longer approved for the south and Chimes provisional approval for the north has been withdrawn. &#42