…and why is it called “malt” when it’s really barley? Because malt isn’t really a type of grain like the the beer adds seem to imply (we use nothing but the finest malt and amber hops…). It’s a process. “Malting” just means “sprouting”, like when you make your own bean sprouts or start the Chia Pet that your dad gave you for Christmas (I don’t know about you, but I get once every dang year). The end result of “malting” is somewhat confusingly called “malt”, sort of like “mashing” gives you a “mash”. But it just means barley sprouts.