Registration Now Open!

This year the Craft Maltsters Guild is excited to offer pre-conference workshops on Friday, February 1st, 2019. The pre-conference workshops will provide practical guidance on both the business and technical sides of operating a craft malthouse.

View the Pre-Conference Workshop schedule here.

Pre-Conference Business Workshops

Developing a Business Plan

Alex Evans, Prospera MT

Register for Developing a Business Plan

Pre-Conference Technical Workshops

Malthouse Equipment Engineering 101

Dr. Patrick Boivin, IFBM

Register for Malthouse Equipment Engineering 101

Setting Up Malthouse QC

Aaron MacLeod, Hartwick College Center for Craft Food & Beverage

Christian Stanley, Valley Malt

Register for Setting Up Malthouse QC

Malt Sensory Training

Lindsay Barr, New Belgium Brewing Company & DraughtLab Sensory Software

Cassie Poirier, Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.

Register for Malt Sensory Training


Each workshop is $59 for Craft Maltsters Guild members and $79 for non-Craft Maltsters Guild members.

Attendees wishing to participate in three workshops may purchase a three-workshop bundle at the discounted prices of $150 for Craft Maltsters Guild members and $200 for non-Craft Maltsters Guild members.

Register for a three-workshop bundle.


All pre-conference workshops will take place at Rialto Bozeman, located in downtown Bozeman.

2019 Craft Malt Conference

The 2019 Craft Malt Conference will take place February 2nd & 3rd, 2019, at Montana State University. The conference will feature workshops and seminars on the latest research, topics, and best practices relevant to those in the craft malt supply chain. The 2019 Craft Malt Conference will include a trade show featuring vendors such as equipment manufacturers and seed suppliers.