Member Highlight: Allagash Brewing Company

As we close out the year, spend some time getting to know Guild Allied Trade member, Allagash Brewing Company, and why sourcing local ingredients and cultivating diverse, inclusive communities is important to this legendary Portland, ME brewery’s success. Responses were provided by Jason Perkins, Allagash’s Brewmaster and VP of Brewing Operations, and their Senior Communications…

Member Highlight: Lower Forge Brewery

“It all started kind of by accident,” admits Sean Galie, owner and operator of Lower Forge Brewing about the origins of his small brewery in Medford, New Jersey. “It began in efforts to revitalize our downtown, as we had hopes of attracting a local brewpub chain.”  With Pola Galie, Sean’s mother, being a wizard with…

Craft Malt Is Changing The Small Grains Game Across The Globe

By Jennifer Breckner Since its inception in 2013, the Craft Maltsters Guild has grown from 8 founding Member Malthouses to an impressive 67 craft maltsters across North America today. 12 are located in Canada, the remaining 55 are in the United States. The American Malting Barley Association reports a total of 122 malting plants, including…

Member Highlight: 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,…

Member Highlight: 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…