Field To Bench: 2-Row Avalon Barley, 10 Years In The Making at Virginia Tech

We launched our Field To Bench series to tell stories about the research fueling the craft malt industry. In 2022, we’re featuring the faces behind some of the world’s leading malt research. Next up is a collection of passionate folks who represent a whole community charging toward the debut of a better-performing barley, cultivated with…

Member Spotlight: The Malt Academy Observes More Than A Decade Of The Growing Craft Malt Industry

By Emily Hutto, RadCraft The Malt Academy, also known as the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre (CMBTC), got our industry on its feet.  That’s what Jesse Bussard, the Executive Director of the Craft Maltsters Guild, says about CMBTC’s time-honored contributions to the malting barley and malt industries at large. Their training institute located in Winnipeg,…

2022 Malt Cup Winners Show Great Craft Malt Is Rooted In Intentional Agriculture

The 2022 Malt Cup winners all said the same thing when we asked them for advice for crafting the best malt in the world – start at the source. Here are this year’s winners iterating why and how making great malt is rooted in intentional agriculture. Admiral Maltings  “Admiral Maltings is thrilled to be recognized…

From Seed to Sip: Colorado report examines challenges and opportunities of sourcing grain and malt locally

By Gabe Toth, Mad Agriculture Fellow and Lead Distiller at The Family Jones Colorado is home to a rich agricultural community and maintains a prominent position in the heavily grain-dependent craft beer and spirits industries. However, there is a profound disconnect. The vast majority of the state’s craft-scale beverage alcohol producers rely on raw grain…

Board of Directors Update (2022, Q2 Edition)

By Brent Manning, Board President Spring has brought renewed energy with planting and harvesting and, in that spirit, the Guild board of directors has been hard at work bringing our new members into the fold and planning for the road ahead. We have completed the first of two virtual retreats designed to pull us out…