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…

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…

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…

Interview with Matt Enns, Founder of Maker’s Malt

This interview was conducted in early May. It has been edited for clarity. Jesse Bussard, Craft Maltsters Guild (JB):  Tell me about yourself. What’s your background? Matt Enns (ME):  I grew up in small-town Saskatchewan playing sports, music, and helping on the family farm.  I went to the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) initially…