Jen Ireland: Learning the Science, Mastering the Craft

One of the products of the Craft Maltsters Guild’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force, launched in 2021, was the Craft Malt Con Online Scholarship. Offered alongside the 2022 Craft Malt Conference, held virtually in February, the scholarship program gave three individuals from underrepresented communities the opportunity to attend the online conference and receive a…

Maany Ramanan: Innovating an Inclusive Future in Malting

By Stevi Cameron at RadCraft  Meet our 2022 Craft Malt Con Online scholarship recipients! First up, introducing Maany Ramanan. Maany Ramanan is a doctoral candidate at the University of California, Davis studying brewing and craft malting. She’s a problem-solver, a trailblazer, and a risk-taker dedicated both to malt quality and to creating a future for…

2022 Craft Malt Conference

Update, January 10, 2022: Due to the recent COVID-19 case surge, the Craft Maltsters Guild has transitioned this event to an all-virtual experience for participants. This educational conference was originally slated to take place in Portland, Maine, but the rapid rise in cases and lower in-person attendance numbers motivated the Guild Board of Directors to make…

Craft Maltsters Guild Transitions 2022 Craft Malt Conference to All Virtual Experience, Postpones Advanced Class

The Craft Maltsters Guild announced this week the transition of their 2022 Craft Malt Conference to an all-virtual experience for participants. This educational conference was originally slated to take place in Portland, Maine; however, the recent COVID-19 case surge and lower in-person attendance numbers motivated the Guild Board of Directors to make the difficult decision…

The State of Maine, Craft Malt Edition

By Emily Hutto, RadCraft A history lesson on The Pine Tree State reveals that Maine’s soil was once predominantly dedicated to potato production. With crop rotation came barley, both for animal feed and for malting.  That evolution to barley from potatoes is how Maine Malt House in Mapleton got started, too. Four brothers, the Bucks…