The Haná variety of barley was first developed and grown in the Haná area of Czech Moravia, an area of Europe long fabled for its high quality malting barley.
Haná’s early claim to fame was that it made up the mash of the first-ever golden-blond Pilsner lager, which was created in 1842 by Bavarian brewmaster Josef Groll at the Pivovar (Burgher Brewery) of Pilsen in Bohemia.
The subsequent global success of the pilsner beer style spawned the planting of Haná barley in many countries around the world. The original 19th century Haná is internationally recognized as the classic genetic progenitor of modern top-quality brewing barleys.
Freshly baked bread, clean and smooth
Crisp Malting Group have taken just a few Haná seeds and grown them up over successive generations on prime Norfolk malting barley land, harvested them and slowly and carefully steeped, germinated and gently kilned them on their 1870s floor maltings.
Crisp and BeerCo.com.au are now ready to release our the first harvest, consisting of just 14 Tonnes world-wide. From the malt you will notice, flavours of freshly baked bread with subtle malty notes producing a clean, smooth, sweet wort.
We hop you enjoy this barley of brewing history and brew your most amazing Pilsner yet!
Hana malt traces its lineage back to the original barleys grown in the Hana valley in 19th century Czech Moravia. It was from this valley that the barley for the very first Pilsners were used. Crisp have revived the original Hana strain to promote it’s superior flavour for brewing authentic lagers.