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…

Member Spotlight: Rabbit Hill Malt

Despite the endless calls they get asking for veterinary services and rabbits for sale, Rabbit Hill Malt only sells malt— and some sod too. The family farm and malting company in Shiloh, New Jersey was formerly located on Rabbit Hill Road an hour and a half north. “My grandfather lived there before he had to…

The State of Maine, Craft Malt Edition

By Emily Hutto, RadCraft A history lesson on The Pine Tree State reveals that Maine’s soil was once predominantly dedicated to potato production. With crop rotation came barley, both for animal feed and for malting.  That evolution to barley from potatoes is how Maine Malt House in Mapleton got started, too. Four brothers, the Bucks…

Member Highlight: Home Base Spirits

Home Base Spirits is a women-owned, sustainable business operated by a dynamic duo. Behind the scenes are sisters— twins in fact— Alexandra and Samantha Blatteis. Since their launch in 2015, they have been celebrating local ingredients, agriculture, and the unique process behind every one of their spirits. Alexandra and Samantha Blatteis were born and raised…

Mainstem Malt Promotes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Through Crowdfunding

Mainstem Malt continues to set the bar high as a craft malt industry role model and powerful voice for sustainability, diversity, and the greater good. The malting company was founded by Phil Neumann and Alyssa Martinez Neumann with the intent to build innovative malt supply chains that were transparent, increasingly sustainable, and supportive of the…