Raw unmalted barley is roasted until it reaches its characteristic intense color. In brewing roasted barley is used to impart a 'dry' bitterness to finished beers and is often used in the production of stout.
Other dark beer styles.
If you are purchasing grains for a recipe, we recommend our Build Your Own Beer for ordering your grains. We will mix them for you and you can select all the other ingredients for your beer from the same convenient page, including hops, adjuncts, and yeast.