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Malt for Brewers Workshop

August 9 @ 8:00 AM - August 10 @ 5:00 PM

Join the Craft Maltsters Guild for a two-day in-person workshop covering technical malt knowledge custom-tailored for the craft brewer! Slated for August 9-10 in Bozeman, MT, the Malt for Brewers Workshop is a valuable opportunity for brewers to gain a deeper understanding of malt and for maltsters to learn how to better communicate with their brewery 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 two-day class 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 Montana State University – Barley, Malt & Brewing Quality Lab and breeding field plots, as well as a local malthouse tour, 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 Universities’ 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 for 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 husband and three-year-old.


Attendance cap: 15 students

Craft Maltsters Guild Members: $600

Non-Members: $750


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

Note: We are keeping the class size small to encourage social distancing and optimize the learning experience. While not required, we encourage all attendees to get their COVID-19 vaccination before attending the course. Current information about local and state COVID-19 guidelines for the event location can be found here.

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 CMG 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 CMG event
  • A full refund of registration fees


August 9 @ 8:00 AM
August 10 @ 5:00 PM
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Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Bozeman, MT 59717 United States + Google Map


Craft Maltsters Guild