Crisp Heritage HANA Vienna
Complimenting the re-release of our highly successful Haná Pilsen Malt, the very first release in our Small Batch Series, we have used this fabulous heritage variety to bring you the exclusive Haná Vienna Malt. What better way to make a truly authentic Vienna lager than using this original barley variety, kilned perfectly, to match the modern Vienna Malt specification.
The Hana variety of barley was first developed and grown in the Hana region of Czech Moravia, an area of Europe long fabled for its high quality malting barley. Hana malt’s early claim fame was that it was made up the mash of the first ever golden blond Pilsner lager, which was created in 1842 by Bavarian brewmaster Josef Groll at the Mesfransky Pivovar (Burgher Brewery) of Plzen in Bohemia.
The subsequent global success of the Pilsner style spawned the planting of Hana barley in many countries around the world. The original 19C Hana is internationally recognised as the classic genetic progenitor of modern top quality brewing barleys.
Crisp have taken just a few Hana 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.
This first harvest in 2020 was 14 tons and we at The Malt Miller were the first to offer this for you to brew at home with it. From the malt you will notice flavours of freshly baked bread with subtle malty notes producing clean, smooth, sweet wort.
Use Haná Vienna at up to 60% of the grist. Pair it with Crisp’s Clear Choice® Extra Pale Malt for a wonderfully clear and crisp beer. Why not use Crisp’s Heritage Haná Pilsen Malt or German Pilsner to recreate a piece of history and produce the truest to style authentic Vienna Lager?