Jessi Flynn: Elevating The Sorghum Industry of Rwanda

In 2022, the Craft Maltsters Guild gave three scholarship recipients the opportunity to attend the Craft Malt Conference and join the Guild as members for the year. These scholarships were enacted by the Guild’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion task force.  Among the recipients was Rwanda’s first brewery that uses locally sourced, African ingredients, sorghum malt…

Jen Ireland: Learning the Science, Mastering the Craft

One of the products of the Craft Maltsters Guild’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force, launched in 2021, was the Craft Malt Con Online Scholarship. Offered alongside the 2022 Craft Malt Conference, held virtually in February, the scholarship program gave three individuals from underrepresented communities the opportunity to attend the online conference and receive a…

DEI In Action: Work From the Inside Out to Establish Inclusive Hiring Practices

By Jennifer Breckner, Craft Maltsters Guild Striving to have a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment is a long-term commitment. It is a worthwhile process that promises fruitful and important ROI for those who stay the course. In 2021, the Guild worked with Dr. J Jackson-Beckham of Crafted for All to undertake a self-assessment,…

Maany Ramanan: Innovating an Inclusive Future in Malting

By Stevi Cameron at RadCraft  Meet our 2022 Craft Malt Con Online scholarship recipients! First up, introducing Maany Ramanan. Maany Ramanan is a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Davis studying brewing and craft malting. She’s a problem-solver, a trailblazer, and a risk-taker dedicated both to malt quality and to creating a future for…

DEI In Action: Writing An Inclusivity Statement for the Craft Maltsters Guild

The Craft Maltsters Guild took action on its DEI objectives in 2021, partnering with Crafted For All to develop a mission statement and plan to support more diversity, equity, and inclusivity in the craft malt industry at large.  Once an organization has pledged to Crafted For All or declared DEI as an objective in general,…