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Inland Northwest
Artisan Grains™

Tasting possibilities, seeding conversations, and growing connections


Join us for a convening of growers, processors, maltsters, bakers, brewers, distillers, and resource providers who are elevating artisan grains in the local food landscape. At this two-day event, you will experience first-hand how grains bred for climate resiliency and flavor are performing in the field and are transformed into craft malt, beer, spirits, and baked goods that command a premium price in local and regional markets.

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July 7 - 8, 2022

Moscow, ID & Pullman, WA

Thursday, July 7 - Artisan Grains Field Day

Join us for the day as we explore the development, procurement, testing, and production of artisan grains bred for flavor and climate resiliency.  The day begins at the WSU Spillman Farm where researchers from the WSU Sustainable Seed Systems Lab and WSU Barley Breeding and Malt Quality Lab will provide a guided tour through their artisan grain variety trials including spelt, quinoa, proso millet, buckwheat and perennial grains.  Next stop is Palouse Colony Farm in Endicott, Washington where Don Scheureman will discuss heritage and landrace seed, seed increase trials and market production of heritage grains.  We’ll also observe a WSU evolutionary breeding population related to Elwha River Spelt.  Our final stop of the day will be a field walk at Appel Prairie Farm in LaCrosse, Washington, where fourth generation farmer, Neil Appel, will discuss growing landrace grains, his observations of grain adaptability and climate resiliency and challenges of transitioning to regenerative ag practices.  Transportation, refreshments, and lunch provided.  Families with children utilizing car seats may need to provide their own transportation, please contact upon registering.

Registration: $80 per person, $50 students/youth under 21

Thursday, July 7 - Moscow Brewery District Walk, Artisan Grain Beer Tastings & Brewer Talks, and Dinner

Spend the evening experiencing the unique flavors of artisan grains in Moscow’s Brewery District.  This curated event includes tastings of five artisan grain beers brewed especially for the inaugural Artisan Grains Brew FestTM, a keepsake event tasting glass and Q&A with the brewmasters.  First stop is Hunga Dunga Brewing Company where brew master Graham Lilly will introduce an artisan grain beer and house made appetizer pairing.  Second stop, Moscow Brewing Company, will feature tastings of four collab brews by brewers Aaron Hart, Moscow Brewing Company and Eric Hake, Micropolis Brewing, an artisan grains themed dinner and music.  Tastings, appetizer, dinner, and commemorative event glass included with registration.

Registration: $60 per person, $35 students/youth under 21 (no tastings)

Friday, July 8 - Inland Northwest Artisan Grains Talks & Panels, Sensory Tastings and Workshops

Dive into the depth of artisan grains during this full day convening of growers, processors, maltsters, bakers, brewers, distillers, and resource providers who are elevating artisan grains in the local food landscape.   Building the artisan grains sector is intentional and collaborative work.  Join us as we delve deep into discussion of the key linkages, resources and skills needed to bring artisan grains to market including infrastructure, capital, entrepreneurial innovation, market messaging and collaboration.  Presentations and panel discussions will be interspersed with artisan grains sensory experiences and ample time for networking and conversation. Those interested in increasing their skills working with artisan grains, can register for hands-on cooking and baking workshops for an additional $15 per workshop. Tastings, lunch and refreshments included with general registration.

Registration: $80 per person, $55 students/youth under 21

Friday, July 8 - Artisan Grains Brew Fest

Stay on the grain train! Join Pour Company at the Latah County Fairgrounds from 4 - 9 pm for the Artisan Grain Beer Fest featuring specialty artisan grain beers from local breweries, food vendors, music, games, family-friendly activities and more! Participating breweries include Pour Company, Moscow Brewing Company, Micropolis Brewing, Hunga Dunga Brewing Co., Moscow Alehouse, and Paradise Creek Brewing. Tickets are on sale now!

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This event is hosted by:

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Event Sponsors:

Women Farmers and Ranchers on the Rise

A special thanks to our event partners!

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Do you have questions about the event or want to know how to get involved? Event Contact: Colette DePhelps | 208-885-4003

The University of Idaho is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational organization. We offer our programs to persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, sexual orientations or disability. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information or reasonable accommodations need to contact Mackenzie Lawrence ( or 208-885-0984) two weeks prior to the event.

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