Craft Maltsters Maintain Cautious Optimism Among the Ongoing Health Crisis

Bozeman, MT (September 10, 2020) – A third COVID-19 impact survey conducted by the Craft Maltsters Guild shows most craft maltsters are open for business but are still adapting to the challenges the pandemic has imposed. CMG represents the interests of small-batch, independent maltsters in North America and abroad. Information about earlier surveys can be…

Quality Control in the Malthouse

By Aaron MacLeod, Hartwick College Center for Craft Food and Beverage To ship, or not to ship, that is the question. Many craft malthouses use the services of a third-party lab to obtain standard malt analysis to characterize their malt as an important part of their quality management system. This provides valuable feedback on product…

Chris Swersey Resigns from Craft Maltsters Guild Board of Directors

By Brent Manning, Riverbend Malt House During our July Board meeting, Chris Swersey announced his resignation from the Board effective immediately. This resignation was driven by his change in job responsibilities with the Brewers Association. Going forward, he will be focused solely on event management. Chris’s Board seat will remain open until our next election…

It’s Not the Malt’s Fault: Q3 Edition

By Rob Mccaig, Chief Brewer of Europe – SAB Miller In China, a brewer was complaining about poor quality malt coming from Canada. The issue was with premature flocculation of yeast resulting in poor attenuation. This only occurred during the spring in the brewery, malt was fine the rest of the year, but the brewer…