Medieval malting upholds Bury St Edmunds brewing tradition

The archaeological discovery of a structure that is thought to be a medieval malting in Bury St Edmunds, England has added to the town's long-standing relationship with beer. Once the site of a wealthy monastery of brewing monks, the town now hosts the Greene King Brewery.

The domed structure, used to process barley, was discovered on the grounds of the present day Greene King Brewery. Head brewer John Bexon said: “It was one of those eureka moments. The process was the same then as it is now - barley, or the malt, is one of the four key ingredients, it is the start of the process.”