2019 Craft Malt Conference Presentations

02/01/2019: 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Bozeman, Montana

Pre-Conference Workshop: Setting Up Malthouse QC

This year the Craft Maltsters Guild is excited to offer pre-conference workshops on Friday, February 1st, 2019. The pre-conference workshops will provide practical guidance on both the business and technical sides of operating a craft malthouse.


Aaron MacLeod, Hartwick College Center for Craft Food and Beverage

Advanced Course in Craft MaltingAaron MacLeod has been involved with malting and brewing quality testing and research for over 10 years and is currently the Director of the Hartwick College Center for Craft Food and Beverage. The Center provides quality testing for beer and brewing raw materials such as barley, malt, and hops. Aaron was previously a chemist in the Canadian Grain Commission’s Grain Research Laboratory where he was responsible for providing quality assurance for malting barley grown in western Canada and conducted research on factors affecting malting barley quality and quality measurement methods.  He presents frequently on topics related to malting and brewing science and quality testing methods. Aaron earned his B.Sc degree in chemistry from the University of Western Ontario in 2004.

Christian Stanley, Valley Malt

Christian Stanley started Valley Malt with his wife Andrea in 2010 establishing the first craft malt house on the east coast. Christian is passionate about malt: the biological process, specialized mechanical equipment, process control and in the end great beer. As the gearhead at Valley Malt, Christian has enjoyed designing, fabricating and controlling equipment on the craft scale. Christian is a registered Professional Engineer, has consulted and supplied equipment to other craft malt houses, helping to kick-start a burgeoning industry.


When: Friday, February 1st, 2019

Time: 2:15-3:15 PM MST

Location: Rialto Bozeman, 10 West Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59715

Cost: $59 for Guild members & $79 for non-Guild members

To purchase a three-workshop bundle, please register here.