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CANCELED – Malt for Brewers & Distillers Workshop

September 19, 2022 @ 8:00 AM - September 20, 2022 @ 5:00 PM

$600 – $800

This event has been canceled.

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Join the Craft Maltsters Guild for a two-day in-person workshop covering technical malt knowledge custom-tailored for the craft brewer or distiller. The course is scheduled for September 19-20, 2022 at the University of California, Davis in Northern California and provides a valuable opportunity for students to gain a deeper understanding of malt. Maltsters and farmers will also find the class an opportunity to learn how to better communicate with their brewing and distilling clients.

Barley topics from field to pint will be covered including:

  • Barley breeding and the North American supply chain
  • Aspects of measuring barley and malt quality
  • A review of the malting process and technology
  • Malt styles, flavor, and troubleshooting

This workshop incorporates hands-on lab activities where students get the chance to perform hot steeps, think critically about malt COAs, and perform grist assessments. Visits to the UC Davis Brewing Program’s pilot brewery, as well as a local craft maltster, Admiral Maltings, are also included in this experience. Additionally, all attendees will go home with DraughtLab malt flavor maps for both base and specialty malts and their own copy of the Craft Maltsters Guild Quality & Safety Manual. Additional copies will also be available for purchase during the class.


Hannah Turner has been involved in plant science research for the past decade, receiving both bachelor’s and Master’s distinctions, and has acted as Director of the Montana State University Barley, Malt & Brewing Quality Lab since 2016. Hannah’s research career began with the investigation of the pathways leading to starch production in plants while her current role revolves around malting and making grain starch accessible for the brewing and distilling process. MSU’s Barley, Malt & Brewing Quality Lab performs both research and service, providing data for the University’s Barley Breeding Program and industry members across the barley value network. Research focuses include innovative projects such as improved barley for craft malting, barley and malt flavor, and improved throughput analysis for breeding program selection. Hannah works closely with the American Society of Brewing Chemist’s Technical Committee, leading the Malt Subcommittee which works to develop and streamline methodologies for malt quality analysis. Hannah also serves as chair of the Guild’s Technical Committee, which develops educational and practical tools for the industry. When not in the lab, Hannah spends time enjoying Montana with her three-year-old son.


Class size: 20 students

Craft Maltsters Guild Members: $600

Non-Members: $800

This event has been canceled.

Learn more about becoming a member of the Craft Maltsters Guild here.

Event Health & Safety Policy 

All students must abide by the Craft Maltsters Guild Code of Conduct. Proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of entry will be required for all class attendees.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Attendees who wish to cancel their attendance for the workshop may do so up to 30 days prior to the event. Attendees who wish to cancel may choose the following options:

  • Transfer of registration as a credit towards a future Guild event
  • A full refund of registration fees

Attendees experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 immediately prior to the conference and providing a doctor’s note or positive COVID-19 test will also be able to cancel their attendance for one of the two options listed above.

Event Cancellation

If the Craft Maltsters Guild cancels the workshop, attendees may select one of the following options:

  • Transfer of registration as a credit towards a future Guild event
  • A full refund of registration fees


University of California, Davis


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