5 Reasons to Sign Up for the Craft Malt Certified Seal

Calling all brewers and distillers— now is the time to join the craft malt party and the Craft Malt Certified™ Seal Program! Here are five reasons you shouldn’t miss out on this opportunity to promote your investment in a more sustainable malt supply chain.   Differentiation: The Seal provides clear market differentiation. Brewers and distillers using…

These Five Women Are Making Craft Malt History

Toast to them this Women’s History Month! In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re here to tell the story of how women in the craft malt space have contributed to our history and will shape our future. We’ve chosen five women who have been critical to the Guild’s success and whose businesses have re-energized the…

Investigating the Genetic Controls of Hydration and Dormancy

By Joseph Jensen – Ph. D. Candidate, Montana State University – Barley, Malt & Brewing Quality Lab As the saying goes: Time is money!  The malting process is resource-intensive, requiring water and energy over a week for a single batch. If malt processing time could be shortened it could save maltsters money. One way we…

How Long Can I Store My Barley?

By Aaron MacLeod, Hartwick College Center for Craft Food & Beverage As spring weather brings warmer temperatures and thoughts turn to nurture the new crop of barley, it is also important to assess the condition of grain that has been in storage over winter. At harvest time, the grain was tested, met the grade, cleaned,…

Member Highlight: Meet Gold Rush Malt

2021 has begun as a breakout year for Gold Rush Malt, a small craft malthouse in downtown Baker City, Oregon. The modest maltster received gold medals in both Malt Cup categories and took home the traveling Malt Cup from the Craft Malt Conference in February. Tom Hutchinson, owner and founder of Gold Rush, is a…