Allied Trade members are trade organizations, suppliers, equipment manufacturers, and other organizations who gain economic value from the Craft Maltsters Guild. Allied Trade members are also non-craft malthouses globally who support our craft malt community.


Allagash Brewing Company

Founded in Portland, Maine, by Rob Tod, Allagash Brewing Company is dedicated to crafting the best Belgian-inspired beers in the world. Since 1995, Allagash has been a proud resident of Portland, and loves giving back to the community—and state—that has supported us along the way. Allagash currently stands as one of the Top 50 Craft Breweries in the U.S. (by sales volume) and loves to experiment in barrel-aged and spontaneously fermented beers. A portion of the proceeds from all of our beers goes back to organizations that help make our great state of Maine even better.

Ingredient Suppliers

Field Theory (Minnesota Hemp Farms, Inc.)


Brew Movers

Hand Crafted Logistics for the Craft Brewing Industry.  We offer LTL and full truckload service, backed by a dedicated team for the craft industry.  Whether you’re shipping inbound grain or final product to our customers, we give customers control of their shipping with a web-based platform that provides information on your total shipping universe.  We’ve negotiated rates with our collective buying power and returned best-in-class rates that reduce our overall shipping costs.

For shipping requests or to connect with us, email us at [email protected]

Phone: 888-720-2739

Malting Equipment


ABM Equipment 

ABM Equipment is a trusted provider of grain handling equipment, systems, and software to malters, brewers, and distillers across the US. They design, build, integrate, and maintain complete grain handling systems from storage and conveyance to weighing and packaging of bulk and 50-lb. bags alike.

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: (503) 248-0711


Buhler Group

Delicious beers and grain-based spirits start with customized processing of best raw materials. Bühler offers greenfield plants, as well as planning and modernization of existing malting plants. The handling and grinding of raw material in breweries and distilleries completes the Bühler – from field to glass – portfolio.

Malted grains are a high-grade raw material for the beverage industry. The processing of malt and unmalted grains requires both: superb process know-how and high-quality equipment.

Malting solutions from Bühler cover the whole production chain including intake, cleaning, conveying, steeping, germination, kilning, deculming, roasting, and storage.

In brewing and distilling, Bühler is able to offer solutions from malt and grain intake, storage, conveying, and cleaning right up to individual grinding of malt and other grains.

As the market and technology leader in the grain processing industry, Bühler offers for maltsters, brewers, and distillers state-of-the-art process technologies and solutions from a single source.

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: (763) 847-0344

Intelligent Malt

Intelligent Malt is a craft malting solutions company founded in Fargo, ND. Our systems are fully automated and run off of our proprietary gateway. We designed the layout and functionality of our equipment with innovation in mind. The system is vertical and takes up a smaller footprint so that our customers can utilize their buildings efficiently. Customizable recipes and processes allow our customers to make the highest quality malt for the craft brewing and distilling worlds. Our system is designed to maximize outputs by allowing customers to load the steep tank with their next batch, while a previous batch is finishing kilning. Our IMU (Intelligent Malt Unit) is designed to make up to 5 US tons of input grains. Our customers can choose their batch sizes according to the specific malts their customers want. The system is designed to let the customer choose one, two, or three IMUs per kiln.

Intelligent Malt can be contacted through their website,, or by reaching out to their General Manager, Kelly Shipman at [email protected].

The Kaspar Schulz Malting System is available in the sizes 2to, 5to, 10to, 25to and can be expanded up to three drums. The malting system is designed for modularity: from a semi-automatic all-in-one unit to a fully developed, high-end malting plant with additional features to accommodate the changing of the market. Our promise is flexibility and adaption of the technology to your demands and the needs of your customers at any time of the business.

Email:  [email protected]

Malters Advantage

Malters Advantage Equipment is the combined result of Moore and More LLC and Bauer Sheet Metal and Fabricating Inc. joining to bring to market a line of Craft Malting Equipment that is specifically designed, engineered, and built for the modern craft malting operations.

Wayne Moore, Moore and More LLC, became involved in craft malting through his partnership in a Craft Brewery. The Malters Advantage line of equipment sprouted out of his involvement with their principal malt supplier – Grouse Malting and Roasting Co. Bauer Sheet Metal and Fabricating Inc. are a multi-skilled Michigan-based fabricator supplying specialty fabrications and equipment for Fruit processing, Food processing, Conveying, Marine, and General Industry.

For more information, call 720-626-7458



Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.

Crisp Malt

Gambrinus Malting

Malteurop North America

Simpsons Malt

Research & Education

Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre

The Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC) is an independent, not-for-profit research facility established in 2000 that serves the Canadian malting barley value chain providing technical support and market information to stakeholders including breeders, producers, seed companies, processors, exporters, maltsters, and brewers.

State-of-the-Art pilot malting and brewing facilities, staffed with specialists, are used to evaluate the quality of Canadian malting barley in the malting and brewing processes, simulating commercial-scale production.

The CMBTC delivers solutions to the malting barley, malt and brewing industries through a variety of activities including quality evaluation of new Canadian malting barley varieties, annual new crop quality assessment, export cargo analysis, troubleshooting, and technical support for members as well as market development initiatives.

Telephone: 204-984-4399
Fax: 204-984-5843
E-mail: [email protected]

Colorado State University – Fermentation Science Program

Fermentation Science and Technology (FST) is a multidisciplinary program focusing on the science of fermented foods and beverages. The program was developed with food and beverage fermentation industry leaders. With the mission of a land grant university at our core, in addition to student education, we serve as a resource for the industry. Our program also houses an analytical and microbiological testing laboratory, a sensory analysis facility, and two 50L research brewhouses for the malting and brewing industries to utilize for testing, research, and education.

CSU Industry Resources Info

Hartwick College Center for Craft Food & Beverage

The Hartwick College Center for Craft Food & Beverage is a resource for testing and education that supports small and mid-sized breweries, malthouses, farms, and other craft food and beverage producers.

The Hartwick College Center for Craft Food & Beverage (CCFB) offers laboratory testing services for beer and brewing raw materials such as barley, malt, and hops. We provide technical assistance and professional development opportunities and education. The Hartwick College CCFB is partially funded by a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission. Hartwick College was also awarded an incentive from the Empire State Development Corporation through New York State’s Consolidated Funding Application process.


Harmonie Bettenhausen
Director, Hartwick College Center for Craft Food & Beverage
[email protected]

Montana State University Barley, Malt, and Brewing Quality Lab

The Montana State University Barley, Malt & Brewing Quality Lab is a testing and educational resource for the full barley value chain and engages via three pillars: research, education, and outreach.


Our full-service lab provides data for a spectrum of regional to international clients including family farms, maltsters, research institutions, brewers, and distillers. We partner closely with these groups to ensure the data we provide is timely, accurate, and enables good decisions. Outreach, however, is a mission beyond just analytical. Consumers have become disconnected from farmers and the barley value chain. We are dedicated to bringing knowledge and connections forward via speaking engagements, facility tours, providing educational classes, curating an ever-expanding educational website, and being actively involved with social media.


As a component of the MSU Barley Breeding Program, the state-of-the-art lab supports the breeding process via a full range of barley testing, in-house malting, malt quality analysis, and brewing research. The innovative lab was established in 2016 to offer more malt data points earlier in the selection process, allowing the release of the highest quality barley varieties. Outside of breeding the program also explores research areas such as the environmental and genetic factors that impact malt quality, and the influence of variety and process on flavor, including their interaction with kilning methods on beer flavor.


We are committed to education and support undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students in their pursuit of expanded knowledge in the areas of barley, malt, and brewing. Example research projects include the genetic control over the speed of grain hydration in malting, heirloom flavor characterization, barley root structure, and mechanisms of acidic soil tolerance.


Hannah Turner – Director, Barley and Malt Quality Lab
Email:  [email protected]
Phone:  406-599-2189

UC-Davis Brewing Program

Virginia Tech – Dept. of Food Science & Technology

Seed Cleaning

A.T. Ferrell/Clipper Seed Cleaners

Clipper Cleaners have been in service for nearly 150 years.  Specialized products for craft maltsters and distillers allow us to service this unique and growing industry.  A full line of cleaners and debearders are offered to improve the quality of your product and improve your bottom line.  A complete line of Ferrell-Ross Roller Mills and Mix-Mill Hammer Mills are also available for that segment of the industry.  When you think of Quality think Clipper.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 800-248-8318 or 260-824-3400

Seed Suppliers

Ackermann Saatzucht GmbH & Co. KG

Limagrain Cereal Seeds (LCS)

Limagrain Cereal Seeds is headquartered in Colorado – centrally positioned to our research stations in North Dakota, Washington, Indiana, and Kansas, as well as more than 25 participating land grant universities across the United States. We are dedicated to developing new, improved grain varieties bred expressly for our growers’ climates, soils, and growing conditions.

Wheat is the world’s largest crop, with over 705 tons (640 million metric tonnes) produced annually. The United Nations estimates that 20 percent of all the calories consumed by the human race come from wheat. As the world population increases, mankind needs increasingly more food. At LCS, we understand that we have an important role in making this possible.

Since 2010, Limagrain Cereal Seeds has transitioned from a new player in the U.S. wheat market to the company U.S. farmers rely on for improved wheat and barley genetics. We have more than 75 distinct varieties in the marketplace – offered in 36 states and representing all major market classes of wheat and barley – and we are constantly researching, breeding, testing and releasing new varieties to meet the needs of our growers.

Email: [email protected]

Sensory Software


Founded in 2016, DraughtLab grew out of a collaboration between sensory experts and problem-solving software designers that share a common love of the industry. Disillusioned by the cost and complexity of available sensory systems, we set out to change how sensory programs function; breaking down the existing barriers to entry and creating an accessible, affordable and powerful product. From the first chance meeting, it was clear that we wanted to create something special and be guided by our shared core principles:

  • Quality and consistency are what makes a great product
  • Always remain scientifically grounded
  • Love what you do and have fun doing it
  • Help empower others

Contact DraughtLab at [email protected].

Trade Associations

American Craft Spirits Association

The American Craft Spirits Association is the only national registered nonprofit trade association representing the U.S. craft spirits industry. Its mission is to elevate and advocate for the community of craft spirits producers, and membership in ACSA is open to anyone. ACSA is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the eligible voting members of the Association. Voting members must be independent licensed distillers (DSPs) annually removing fewer than 750,000 proof gallons from bond (the amount on which a Federal Excise Tax is paid.) For information about ACSA, call 803-606-2187 or email

American Distilling Institute

Brewers Association

The Brewers Association is an organization of brewers, for brewers and by brewers. More than 5,036 US brewery members and 46,000 members of the American Homebrewers Association are joined by members of the allied trade, beer distributors, individuals, other associate members, and the Brewers Association staff to make up the Brewers Association.

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 888-822-6273

Illinois Craft Brewers Guild

The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1997 and is dedicated to promoting the development and expansion of the craft beer industry in Illinois.

Michigan Brewers Guild

The Michigan Brewers Guild is a non-profit corporation dedicated to increasing sales of Michigan brewed beer through promotions, marketing, public awareness, and consumer education while monitoring and assuring a healthy beer industry within the state.

National Barley Growers Association (NBGA)

The National Barley Growers Association (NBGA) is a national barley advocacy organization. The association has been actively working to promote U.S. sourced barley since 1989. NBGA works closely with federal policymakers, congressional offices, and regulatory agencies to ensure the concerns and priorities of barley producers in the United States are considered and represented. We welcome producers, maltsters, and brewers to learn more at

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 202-548-0734

North Carolina Brewers Guild

The NCBG is a not-for-profit 501(c)6 tax-exempt organization comprised of brewers, vendors, retailers, and craft beer enthusiasts focused on promoting North Carolina beer. North Carolina boasts the largest number of craft breweries in the American South, with more than 20 brewpubs and 20 packaging breweries.

Learn more about becoming an Allied Trade member here.