Calling All Craft Maltsters & Brewers!

Brewers are invited to submit an heirloom beer recipe featuring only 100%
heirloom malts as base malts.

Support adventurous brewers seeking to connect to their brewing heritage with a list of available heirloom and terroir malts. This will help them to develop new beer styles or adapt classic beer styles with heirloom and terroir raw materials, which can be hard to source. This list will be provided to all interested brewers as part of the RMI HEIRLOOM MALT BREWING AWARD.

Add your malt to the list here.


  • March 31, 2018: Mailing deadline for all Application Forms with recipe and
    beer description.
  • On or before June 30, 2018: The jury nominates 10 beers for the short list
    and notifies the breweries on the list with an invitation to brew the
    nominated beer.
  • November 11, 2018: Brewers present their beers to the jury of the
    HEIRLOOM MALT BREWING AWARD at the location of the RMI Analytics
    Heirloom & Terroir Barley and Malt Symposium in Nuremberg.

The classic heirloom varieties of most interest to barley breeders, farmers,
maltsters, and brewers today include:
Chevallier, UK, discovered in 1820 and revived in 2012
Hanà, an old Czech landrace, officially registered in 1937
Golden Promise, UK, 1966
Maris Otter, UK, 1966
Steffi, Germany, 1989
Scarlett, Germany, 1995
Alexis, Germany, 1986
Barke®, Germany, 1996

Learn more about the Heirloom Brewing Awards: Heirloom Brewing Awards 2018_final

Learn more about the RMI Analytics Heirloom & Terroir Barley and Malt Symposium here.