Member Highlight: Lower Forge Brewery

“It all started kind of by accident,” admits Sean Galie, owner and operator of Lower Forge Brewing about the origins of his small brewery in Medford, New Jersey. “It began in efforts to revitalize our downtown, as we had hopes of attracting a local brewpub chain.”  With Pola Galie, Sean’s mother, being a wizard with…

Craft Malt Is Changing The Small Grains Game Across The Globe

By Jennifer Breckner Since its inception in 2013, the Craft Maltsters Guild has grown from 8 founding Member Malthouses to an impressive 67 craft maltsters across North America today. 12 are located in Canada, the remaining 55 are in the United States. The American Malting Barley Association reports a total of 122 malting plants, including…

Board of Directors Update (2022, Q3 Edition)

By Brent Manning, Board President The Guild Board of Directors hopes the summer is treating our members well. For those growing spring barley, the latest reports show the harvest is going much more smoothly than in 2021. According to our ally, the American Malting Barley Association as of July 31, 55 percent of the nation’s…

Five ways to involve your brand in Craft Malt Week 2022

The third annual Craft Malt Week will take place September 11-17, 2022. This week-long event highlights the deep and meaningful connection between local agriculture and craft beverage through special events and social media spotlights. Maltsters, farmers, brewers, distillers, and craft malt enthusiasts are invited to join in on this yearly celebration of local grains. Here…

Malt Cup expands to four categories in 2023

Entry submission window runs from September 19 through October 17, 2022 The fifth annual Malt Cup will expand to four categories in 2023. These include three previously featured malt styles – Pale, Pilsen, and Light Munich (last featured in 2020), and the newest addition: Vienna. Similar to past years, entrants stand to receive top value…