As a trade association, monitoring media for craft malt-related stories from across the agriculture, brewing, and distilling industries is an important part of the Guild’s work. In the past, we’ve sent these to your inbox in the form of a quick list at the end of each quarterly newsletter. Going forward, we’ll be dedicating a whole post on our blog to recap the best reads and listens from across the interwebs. Without further ado, here’s your roundup of the top ten Malt in the Media picks from the past quarter.

  1. In September, Liz Preston of Craft Malt Certified Prestonrose Farm Brewery was interviewed by Bryan Roth for the Good Beer Hunting Podcast. Listen in here: EP-346 Liz Preston of Prestonrose Farms
  2. Speaking of the Craft Malt Certified Seal, in September the program was spotlighted in “Certified for Sustainability: 10 Investments For Craft Malt, Beer, and Spirits Producers To Consider,” published by Brewer Magazine.
  3. Beer writer Hollie Stephens discusses “Seeds of Change – The Promise (and Challenges) of New Brewing Grains” such as Kernza and Salish Blue wheat in an informative article for Good Beer Hunting
  4. Another Craft Malt Certified participant is making waves in “SODO’s Westland Whiskey named Sustainable Distillery of the Year,” published in Seattle Refined.
  5. Read “Malting ‘revival’ and provenance discussed at ANHC” in Australia’s BrewsNews to learn about Voyager Craft Malt founder Stu Whytcross’s recent presentation at the Australian National Homebrewing Conference.
  6. In late October, some of our Member Malthouses were featured in “Craft Maltsters Share Insight on ‘22 Harvest” in the newly relaunched All About Beer Magazine.
  7. Also in October, Guild Executive Director Jesse Bussard talked about why “Craft Malt Isn’t the New Kid on the Block Anymore,” with beer writer, John Holl, for ProBrewer.
  8. A quick read, “Maine Craft Beer Is Fermenting an Agricultural Revolution,” published by Down East Magazine gives a by-the-numbers breakdown of local grain usage by brewers in Maine.
  9. Modern Farmer highlighted the work of Midwest-based Artisan Grain Collaborative in “Meet the Midwestern Bakers and Farmers Working to Rebuild a Local Grainshed.”
  10. We end with a smoke-filled podcast,Stjørdalsøl: Level Up on Smoke with Our Mutual Friend” from Craft Beer & Brewing featuring another Craft Malt Certified brewery, Our Mutual Friend Brewing Co. based in Denver, CO.

We hope you enjoy these kernels. Have news to share? Submit your Craft Malt Certified story or Malthouse News and we’ll help spread the word!