About the Craft Malt Conference

The 2020 Craft Malt Conference will take place at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, on Friday, February 7th, and Saturday, February 8th, 2020.

The 2020 Craft Malt Conference will feature workshops and seminars on the latest research, topics, and best practices relevant to those throughout the craft malt supply chain.

Pre-conference Schedule

Thursday, Feb 6th

1:00pm – Malthouse tours (Open house, registration not required)
2:00pm – Malthouse tours (Open house, registration not required)
3:00pm – Malthouse tours (Open house, registration not required)
4:00pm – New Belgium tour (Registration required, limit 25)
5:30pm – New Belgium tour (Registration required, limit 25)
6:30pm – CMC 2020 Opening Reception

Malthouse Tours

Malthouse tours are open house and will occur on the hour from 1:00pm – 3:00pm on Thursday, Feb 6th.

1716 E Lincoln Ave Unit A3
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Root Shoot Malting
3553 E. HWY 60
Loveland, CO 80537

Grouse Malt House
8121 W. 1st St.
Wellington, CO 80549

Conference Schedule

Friday, Feb 7th

8:00am – 9:00am Registration and Breakfast
9:00am – 12:30pm Topics and workshops
12:30pm – 1:45pm Lunch
1:45pm – 5:00pm Topics and workshops
6:00pm Dinner and Awards Ceremony (Malt Cup, Sole of Malt)

Saturday, Feb 8th

8:00am – 9:00am Registration and Breakfast
9:00am – 12:30pm Topics and workshops
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 5:00pm Topics and workshops
6:00pm Closing Reception

Topics

Malting Technology: Practical Steep Schedule DesignChristian Stanley (Valley Malt) and Aaron MacLeod (Hartwick College)

Creating Value in Distilling with Craft MaltTyler Pederson (Westland Distillery) and Todd Leopold (Leopold Brothers)

Brewing with Craft MaltSebastian Wolfrum (Epiphany Craft Malt)

Business: Money and the MalthousePhil Neumann (Mainstem Malt)

Business: Marketing Craft Malt Chris Fries (Two Track Malting) and Chris Schooley (Troubadour Maltings)

Craft Malt Industry BenchmarkingMegan Goldenberg (New Growth Associates)

Working with the Craft Malt SealJordan Hughes (Point Five Creative)

Industry Insights Consumer Beer Industry Trends – Chris Shepard

Value Adding on the Farm – Andrea Stanley (Valley Malt) and Ground Up Grain and Jason Cody (Colorado Malting Company) and the Colorado Farm Brewery

Does the tech of malting have an effect on the flavor and aroma of base malt?David Griggs (Crisp Malt)

Agriculture: Pre-Harvest Sprouting, Challenges, Research, and ManagementJamie Sherman (Montana State University)

Agriculture/Malting: More Research on Flavor! MetabelomicsAdam Heuberger (Colorado State University)

Terroir of BarleyEvan Berry Craine (Washington State University)


2021 Craft Malt Conference Site Nomination

Planning for the 2021 Craft Malt Conference is already underway! Fill out the 2021 Craft Malt Conference site nomination form here.


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