Arizona Farm Helping Beer Lovers, Water Conservation

By Mark Brodie
Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 3:47pm
Updated: Friday, June 1, 2018 - 8:09am

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Zach Hauser
Zach Hauser inspects his family's crops on Hauser and Hauser farms.

Switching crops on a Verde Valley farm has helped lead to the state’s first malt house opening up.

Sinagua Malt in Camp Verde says it’ll produce four tons of malted barley a week for breweries and bakeries sourced from barley grown at Hauser and Hauser Farms. The 600-acre farm once grew corn but has now swapped its crop for barley and, in the process, has potentially saved millions of gallons of water in the Verde River.

Zach Hauser, a fourth-generation farmer at Hauser Farms, joined The Show to talk about it.

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